Well, don't hate the player, hate the game. We guess?
Lavar Ball hasn't done a lot to endear himself to many sports fans in the past few months. The Ball family patriarch has regularly appeared in the sports media talking about his sons like they're the second coming (admittedly, they are extremely talented basketball players).
And it's for that reason that many wanted to see the Ball family finally stumble when they announced the launch of an expensive shoe brand known as, of course, Big Baller Brand.
But the Balls might have the last laugh. On the first day of sales, Big Baller Brand made $157,685, according to Nice Kicks' Matt Halfhill.
Which might make it seem like the Ball family moved ridiculous amounts of shoes. Until you realize that Lonzo's first sneaker retails for a hefty $495. With prices like that, Big Ballers doesn't need to move a lot of shoes, it just needs to find its market. And based on early market figures, it almost certainly has.
LaVar Ball says the first 'Big Baller Brand' shoe will cost in the $200 tier.— 120 Sports (@120Sports) May 2, 2017
How much would YOU pay for a pair of 'Big Ballers'?
Seriously. People on social media weren't having Big Baller Brand at all.
am I the only one who think Big Ballers Brand is destined for a KMart exclusive?— James O'Neill (@joneil66) March 27, 2017
They weren't having it. At all.
That being said, Big Baller Brand has some high-profile fans on social media.
WATCH | For more news you need, check out the 60 Second Circa.