Lakers Believe Lonzo Ball’s Knee Injuries Were Caused By His Former BBB Signature Shoes
Lonzo Ball had massive hype entering the league, and while he remains a valuable asset in the NBA, constant injuries have prevented his career from reaching the next level over and over again.
Ball offers a unique skillset that allows him to be impactful in all areas of the floor with a lot of untapped potential left, but the mentioned injuries have always slowed down the promising career of the eldest Ball brother.
Before last season, the Chicago Bulls were hopeful to have Ball back for the start of the season, after his surgery in the 2021-22 season, but the point guard was in need of a second surgery on his knee, after being unable to run or jump and even having pain walking up stairs.
Then, halfway into last season, things were still looking grim for the former number two pick. The entire injury is pretty weird. Neither the Chicago Bulls, nor Lonzo Ball, nor the media staff know, why there is still pain in Lonzo’s knee, even though the point guard has had at least opinions from six different doctors.
The Bulls even fear the worst and believe that Ball, who will miss the entire 2023-24 season after another surgery, might never be able to play again in his career.
Now, it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers, the team that initially drafted Ball, believe his constant knee injuries were caused by one thing: His Big Baller Brand signature sneakers.
In an article by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne and Paula Lavigne in 2019, Ball confirmed the Lakers were concerned about his shoes. All he told them was he’d be willing to do “just minor things” to adjust his sneakers if necessary.
Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb also tweeted last May 2023, that the Lakers always believed his injuries were caused by the shoes:
“Lakers believe his initial injury, was caused by his shoes. BBB were complete trash, no R&D like Nikes, just thrown together.”