Lonzo Ball swaps Big Baller Brand for Nike – and scores 36 points

  • No2 overall pick decides against his father’s line of $495 sneakers
  • Point guard puts in another strong performance after early struggles

Lonzo Ball’s struggles on his Lakers debut are long forgotten. And on Wednesday night, so were his Big Baller Brand sneakers.

Now he has the best game of the NBA Summer League — and another playoff game for a chance to top it. Ball had 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-102 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in their opening game of the tournament stage.

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