LaMelo Ball now has a signature shoe of his own.
The youngest member of the Ball family, a 16-year old junior in high school, the Melo Ball 1 will cost $395, $100 less than the ZO2, Lonzo’s signature shoe:
All of this comes two days after the Balls released a trailer for ‘Ball in the Family,’ their new FaceBook reality show.
One thing you’ll notice here is that Liangelo Ball is missing. He doesn’t have a signature shoe. He wasn’t featured in the reality show or in the video posted announcing the release of Melo’s shoe. The reason for that is that the family does not want to do anything that would jeopardize his eligibility at UCLA this season.
The other concern is Melo’s eligibility as an amateur. If he has his own signature shoe that his family is selling, can he still play in college?
“We’ll worry about it when we get there. Who cares?” LaVar Ball told ESPN.com. “If he can’t play, then he can’t play. It doesn’t mean he’ll stop working out and getting better.”
“Maybe in two years they’ll change the rule and he’ll be able to the NBA straight out of high school.”