The last question Golden State Warriors interim head coach Mike Brown took at the podium after his team's Game 2 victory had nothing to do with the 115-104 vanquishing of the Utah Jazz, but instead referenced a certain piece of (possibly unoriginal) expensive footwear being pushed by a father–son duo.
“Would you buy your kids a pair of shoes for $500 from an unproven NBA player after college?” a reporter asked, referring to the signature shoe of likely No. 2 overall NBA draft pick Lonzo Ball. The $495 ZO2 was unveiled on Thursday by Big Baller Brand, the brainchild of Ball's father, the ever-outspoken (possible marketing genius) LaVar Ball.
Brown responded by cackling like a maniac the moment the reporter got the word "dollars" out of his mouth.
"Uhhh … no," he said.
On his way out of the room, another reporter lobbed a related question: "What about flip-flops for $200?"
The Big Baller Brand flip-flops are actually $220.
Here are the $220 Lonzo Ball flip flops pic.twitter.com/cZJKN1BeZb
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2017