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face
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Read the article about the Ball Boys today and how they are about to redefine college basketball.


Hype or substance? I can't wait to watch. Normally I would think this is bullshit but they seemed pretty intent on trying this.

I hope it works but I doubt it

6/1/2016 11:35:38 AM

BJCaudill21
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Nevermind.



[Edited on June 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM. Reason : ~]

6/1/2016 11:59:57 AM

arhodes
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link please

lmgtfy

6/1/2016 1:07:10 PM

F1V3LSU
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Seems like it would be easier to create space with athletic ability/ get free off a screen and take a much closer shot.

6/1/2016 1:32:36 PM

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What the hell is this thread about? I know UCLA has a group of brother named Ball. What is so special about them?

6/1/2016 5:17:54 PM

tower
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they arent going to redefine shit because theyre not going to play with each other

also didnt cbs do this story a year ago? why is the Green Vox.com jumping on the train too?

6/1/2016 6:19:44 PM

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Lonzo looks sick...but his shot is kind of funky and with a low release. Maybe he'll have to shoot it from 25+ out.

I think they're delusional to think that they can do similar stuff in college. Not to say they won't have plenty of moments, a big game here and there, and change the way teams play defense against them...but they aren't going to revolutionize the college game or anything.

6/1/2016 8:06:44 PM

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I hope we play them. We're long overdue for a heartbreaking full court buzzer beater to crush our dreams.

6/1/2016 8:57:18 PM

dmspack
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aww tree, i felt a little heartbreak just reading that

6/1/2016 9:30:45 PM

The E Man
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i dont know whats going on. is this a joke about the shooting? if so, too soon man.

6/2/2016 12:06:18 AM

face
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It was on the ringer.com


I don't think they'll be able to do it but I'll watch

6/2/2016 12:56:19 AM

face
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UCLA is 10-0. 9th fastest pace in the nation and Ball is the PG we hoped Smith would be

12/10/2016 11:06:44 PM

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https://streamable.com/91n3

[Edited on December 11, 2016 at 12:20 AM. Reason : .]

12/11/2016 12:19:44 AM

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Wow. I know they're #2 in the country but I haven't seen them much. But that clip reminds me that I hate how the clock only stops in the 2nd half after a made basket with under 2 minutes (?)

12/11/2016 1:23:56 AM

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What a terrible fucking shot that was, lol

12/11/2016 11:47:06 PM

face
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My bros. I had a special feeling about these kids. Lonzo hasnt exactly redefined the game but he might be a better prospect than Curry right now.

The hype was ripe

[Edited on February 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM. Reason : A]

2/16/2017 10:16:02 PM

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I still don't understand what this thread is about.

2/17/2017 12:26:51 AM

TreeTwista10
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Lol this guy

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19097642/lavar-ball-casts-blame-ucla-bruins-white-guys

4/7/2017 2:07:31 PM

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I could have liked this guy but because of his dad I hope they all fail now.. which is sad really for them but unfortunately I would imagine I am not alone in that feeling. Thanks Dad!

4/7/2017 2:29:15 PM

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The "Balls " are getting a reality tv show

4/7/2017 5:21:54 PM

BJCaudill21
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Duke and unc both played at least 3 white guys when they won in 2009 and 2010.. But ya know, the blacks have passed us even more in these last 7 years

4/7/2017 5:58:50 PM

Flyin Ryan
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^^ stuff like that is one more reason I welcome the death of cable

4/7/2017 6:24:33 PM

dmspack
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Yeah. Seems like people would quit interviewing him and giving him air time. But I guess it generates tons of #content #online.

4/7/2017 7:47:30 PM

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I feel bad for Lonzo, but worse for his less-talented brothers. Hopefully they don't end up like Jack Johnson.

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/11909193/nhl-jack-johnson-relationship-parents-broken-tries-rebuild-financial-life

4/7/2017 7:52:50 PM

dmspack
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Once lonzo gets that first pay check maybe he can get his dad to stfu

4/7/2017 7:55:03 PM

ssclark
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No one cares about his latest snafu eh?

4/11/2017 6:39:01 AM

KeB
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^Which one? It seems everyday he opens his mouth it is something headline worthy

4/11/2017 3:49:45 PM

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http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/19264024/nike-armour-adidas-not-interested-deal-lonzo-ball

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" He also showed the companies a shoe prototype that he hoped would be Lonzo's first shoe."


i am just gonna assume that prototype is the shoe equivalent of this:

4/28/2017 7:04:51 PM

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4/28/2017 7:08:05 PM

ssclark
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Quote :
"^Which one? It seems everyday he opens his mouth it is something headline worthy"



oh he said UCLA lost the natty because "you can't win a national championship with 3 white kids... the foot-speed just isn't there."

4/28/2017 7:17:51 PM

TreeTwista10
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posted on april 7th, holmes

4/28/2017 7:21:40 PM

ssclark
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oh hrm ... well then wtf did he do on the 11th ? I imagine he did something stupid. I can't remember what now.

4/28/2017 7:28:34 PM

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http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19311049/big-baller-brand-unveils-debut-zo2-shoe-lonzo-ball

Lonzo Ball = BALLER

5/4/2017 9:48:09 PM

TreeTwista10
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$220 sandals lol

5/4/2017 10:06:44 PM

KeB
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Best comment I've seen today on Facebook....

"I'll wait til they hit Marshall's..."

5/4/2017 11:47:16 PM

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Quote :
"If you can't afford the ZO2'S, you're NOT a BIG BALLER!"


Well you've got me there...

5/5/2017 12:13:15 AM

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I don't have any issue with them trying to do their own thing, but $500 for THOSE. Come on bruh.

5/5/2017 8:07:01 AM

Doss2k
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What a moron

5/5/2017 8:13:40 AM

dmspack
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i'm not a shoe guy so what the hell do i know...yeah that's expensive as hell. but some shoes are just expensive as hell and people buy em for the exclusivity and all that of it. i don't understand the "sneaker culture" and these shoes may be a total flop. but they are getting a shit load of free advertising.

[Edited on May 5, 2017 at 8:55 AM. Reason : f]

5/5/2017 8:42:54 AM

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But what makes people buy his next shoe? Collectors might get the original but how do they sustain? I think they just cost the family a lot of money in the long run, but what the fuck do I know. I, too, thought five hundo was ridiculous.

5/5/2017 9:29:30 AM

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This isn't about selling those shoes right now. It's about building the brand.

If Lonzo has a huge rookie year, some shoe company will cater to Lavar and they will make shit tons of money.

5/5/2017 9:57:56 AM

jocristian
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Nah. He is gonna have to be a once in a generation type talent for the shoe companies to want to play ball with Lavar.

5/5/2017 10:08:37 AM

TreeTwista10
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Do the shoes make up for white slowness?

5/5/2017 10:11:44 AM

justinh524
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Honestly those shoes look way better than i expected. They aren't terrible.

But I haven't had a pair of basketball shoes in a very long time.

5/5/2017 11:27:38 AM

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If you buy these you are an idiot pretty simple

*Unless you are rich and money is nothing to you then I guess its just another piece of useless crap for those people

[Edited on May 5, 2017 at 11:50 AM. Reason : .]

5/5/2017 11:49:53 AM

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Quote :
"If you buy these you are an idiot pretty simple

*Unless you are rich and money is nothing to you then I guess its just another piece of useless crap for those people
"


nah. some people spend their money in ways that others find frivolous. i'm not gonna knock anybody for buying something they want to buy. of course it's expensive. but so is a buncha other shit people buy. if you can afford it and wanna pay that much for shoes, then go for it. do what you want....that doesn't make you an idiot. i'll disagree with your spending habits, but some people probably disagree with my spending habits too. you don't have to be rich to afford these...they're expensive, but spending $500 on shoes isn't something only super wealthy folks do. don't new phones cost a few hundred dollars? not much difference if we're being honest...you can totally get by on a low end cell phone without dropping a few hundred on the latest model. just like you don't have to buy $500+ shoes. but doing so doesn't make you an idiot or anything.

[Edited on May 5, 2017 at 1:18 PM. Reason : d]

5/5/2017 1:15:30 PM

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Quote :
"if you can afford"


then you are a big baller

5/5/2017 1:22:59 PM

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sneakerheads spend more than this on shoes all the time

i doubt they spend that on these shoes though

5/5/2017 1:28:16 PM

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Quote :
"don't new phones cost a few hundred dollars? not much difference if we're being honest...you can totally get by on a low end cell phone without dropping a few hundred on the latest model."


eh, you can do a lot more with a phone that cost $500 vs. one that cost $100. I doubt these shoes are in any way better than a $100 pair of shoes. So I also find it ridiculous that someone would pay this much for a pair of shoes, and think it says something about their character (generally speaking of course)... that they're a pompous narcissist. Just my over-generalized opinion, of course.

5/5/2017 1:35:05 PM

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I think the cell phone comparison is terrible. The difference between a $50 shoe and a $500 shoe is fashion and brand recognition, not actual technology.

For the record, I've paid > $400 for shoes before. But they're baller ass handcrafted cowboy boots that are comfortable as hell. I wouldn't pay that much for sneakers that I can't even buy in the correct width for my feet.

5/5/2017 1:51:27 PM

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