LaVar Ball Says Lonzo Ball Switching Shoes is 'Making a Statement'

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After wearing his signature shoes in the first two games, Lonzo wore Kobe Bryant's Nike Kobe AD in the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday last week.

"Lonzo is not forced to wear any brand and can play in any shoe he wants as long as it's OK with the NBA", LaVar Ball said via text message, according to ESPN.

Ball's outlet passes are a thing of beauty as well.

While Hollis-Jefferson leads Brooklyn's defense, Caris LeVert spurs the offense with 14.3 points per game at Summer League.

The Spurs guard has been a terror for opposing teams as San Antonio improved to 3-1 in Vegas.

He is 51 years old, a Chino Hills resident and went to every single one of Lonzo Ball's high school games. He has been averaging 19.8 points per game on 47% shooting from the floor and 40% shooting from behind the arc. San Antonio never trailed again. He is a brilliant passer, an imposing 6-foot-6 point guard who can spot an open teammate before they even know they're open.

Opening the second quarter with a three from swingman Carrick Felix, the Mavericks tried to stage a comeback before the end of the half.

While Ball said it was nice to see James, the Lakers rookie said his best performance to date as a pro wasn't inspired by the fact that his favorite player to watch was sitting courtside. Throughout this summer league, Zubac has struggled to score like he did in during the regular season. Forward Rosco Allen scored 18 off the bench.

"There's definitely tons of excitement and renewed energy around this year's draft, around Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka and the leadership and the vision they've cast with the basketball team", said Joey Buss, Lakers co-owner, alternate governor and vice president of research and development. With incredible court vision, a natural feel for the game, and tremendous size at the point guard position, he is perhaps the best passer coming out of college since Jason Kidd.

Portland's standout first-round pick Caleb Swanigan put up 15 points and 11 rebounds in yet another impressive Summer League showing. "Are you trying to start a bidding war here?"

The Heat (4-1) got big production from the diminutive Justin Robinson in the narrow victory. He went 12 of 22 from the field, including 3 of 10 from 3-point range, and made 9 of 12 free throws.

Smith Jr. scored 21 points to lead the Mavericks.

His 10 point first half on a flawless 4-4 from the field was done with "The King" LeBron James watching in the front row. Smith also continued to supply the offense for the Mavs, swishing a patented fadeaway jumper in the lane to match Ball's aggressiveness.

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