Is Lonzo Ball leaving Big Baller Brand for Nike?

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On Friday, reports emerged regarding a significant amount of money being stolen from Los Angeles Lakers sophomore guard Lonzo Ball, allegedly by Big Baller Brand co-founder Alan Foster. It has also been reported by our own Christian Rivas of LonzoWire that Lonzo has deleted all photos featuring Big Baller Brand or his father.

The Lakers previously looked into Big Baller Brand after learning that the company received a failing grade by the Better Business Bureau of Central California and Inland Empire Counties.

ESPN has made several requests to Foster for comments.

Foster met the Ball family not long after being released from prison for his role in the 2002 financial scheme.

The Lakers were concerned this season that Ball's season-ending ankle injury could be partly attributed to wearing Big Baller Brand shoes, according to ESPN.

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"Yeah, they talked to me", Ball said earlier this month.

National Basketball Association insider Alexis Morgan compiled a number of intriguing screenshots recording Ball's recent activity on social media, which seem to serve as proof that a move to Nike is on the horizon. If I wasn't comfortable, I wouldn't play in 'em.

In what would be an unprecedented move for a rookie, LaVar sought to create a partnership between his BBB and one of the sportswear giants that would see the 21-year-old receive a generous split of profits and his own signature shoe for his debut as a pro.

LaVar Ball, of course, has been the boisterous face of Big Baller Brand, pushing the shoe and apparel that has largely been a failure. "I work out in [LeBron James" signature Nike shoe], but that's because they're heavier".

Ball reportedly decided against signing an endorsement deal out of college with Nike and adidas under the advisement of Foster, who had positioned himself as a senior advisor to LaVar Ball. But as tends to be the case with omnipresent Ball family drama, nothing is clear-cut.

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