Lonzo Ball is going to be alright. The future NBA lottery pick pokes fun at his father LaVar Ball’s incessant struggle in a hilarious new spot for Foot Locker.
While De’Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac and Jayson Tatum waxed nostalgic about fishing trips and one on one games in the driveway with pops, Lonzo’s memories were a bit more…dramatic.
“Copyrights your name to make it part of a family lifestyle brand,” says Lonzo in his deadpan drawl along with memories of being told where to go to college and daddy warring with Stephen A. Smith.
Ball also says, via a press statement, “The NBA Draft is a milestone I’ve been working toward for a long time and it’s exciting to celebrate it with a Foot Locker commercial. I loved last year’s spot with Ben Simmons and D’Angelo Russell and I love how they give us players the opportunity to make light out of things, It’s been a big year for my family, and I know we’re just getting started. My dad and I both love the humor of the spot and I’m glad I got to have a little fun around the topic before going to the league.”
While Fox, Isaac and Tatum are rocking gear from adidas, Jordan and Nike, Ball is wearing a “Born in Springfield, Raised in LA” shirt from lifestyle brand RAISED. We can’t tell if he’s wearing his Big Baller Brand kicks, though.
The commercial will air nationally on ESPN during the 2017 NBA Draft on June 22 and is part of Foot Locker’s “Approved” campaign. Watch it now below.
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