Lonzo Ball and Big Baller Brand are apparently unwilling to end the Los Angeles Lakers rookie’s beef with hip-hop legend Nas.
The feud began when the No. 2 overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft described Nas as “not real hip-hop.”
He later tried to walk his comments back, admitting Nas is “obviously real hip-hop” before adding that “nobody listens to Nas no more.”
Then his manager was photographed wearing this shirt, adorned with a ripped-off version of the album cover for Nas’ “It Was Written” featuring Lonzo’s face instead of the artist’s.
— DJ Vlad – VladTV.com (@djvlad) October 12, 2017
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Now, we know that his father LaVar Ball’s company Big Baller Brand is attempting to profit from that shirt design.
It appears in this promotional video for the point guard’s “apparel collection,” being unveiled at the ComplexCon festival in Long Beach.
Last week, he defended his preferring 21 Savage to Nas.
“It’s just times have changed,” he told Uninterrupted’s Cari Champion. “Back then, people focused on lyrics and stuff. 21’s music, you got Metro on the beat. I mean, 10 times out of 10, that’s gonna be a fire song.”
Lonzo’s basketball career through nine games hasn’t been fire.
He’s shooting 30.8 percent from the field and and 25.6 percent from three. Among all 106 players averaging at least 10 shots per game, he’s dead last in true shooting percentage, which factors in two-pointers, three-pointers, and free throws.
But yeah, totally buy this guy‘s clothes.