#KicksStalker: Lonzo Ball swaps his ZO2s for a pair of Kobes

first_img#KicksStalker: Irving pays tribute to women with new Kyrie 3 colorway Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lonzo wore a pair of adidas James Harden Vol. 1 during his workout with the Lakers, and it’s understandable since UCLA is an adidas school.And even four-time MVP LeBron James, who was in attendance in the Lakers’ 103-102 win over Philadelphia, had to take notice of Lonzo’s brand switch.“Just. Do. It,” James posted on his Instagram with a video closeup of Lonzo’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT Priced at upwards of $495, the ZO2s are worth more than double most basketball sneakers and it’s something LaVar Ball, Lonzo’s over-spoken father, described as ahead of other global brands such as adidas, Nike, and Under Armour.While Lonzo wore his signature shoes in his first two games in the NBA Summer League but those couple of outings both resulted in losses for the Lakers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’On Thursday, however, the Laker rookie ditched his ZO2s and rocked a pair of Nike Kobe A.D. “Purple Stardusts” in a game where he exploded for 36 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds, and five steals.This isn’t the first time, though, that Lonzo wore shoes not under his family’s Big Baller Brand. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot #20 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2017 Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 12, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Los Angeles won 103-102. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPPolarizing NBA rookie Lonzo Ball has been grabbing headlines, sometimes not his own doing, even before the Los Angeles Lakers drafted him second overall in the 2017 Draft.One of the things the public took notice of the former UCLA Bruin was his overpriced signature ZO2 shoes from under his family’s Big Baller Brand.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Klopp has made Liverpool players BELIEVE, says Coutinho ahead of Euro final

first_img1 Philippe Coutinho takes directions from Jurgen Klopp during Liverpool training ahead of the Europa League final Philippe Coutinho has paid tribute to manager Jurgen Klopp on the eve of the Europa League final, claiming he has transformed the Liverpool players’ mentality.Klopp has only been at Anfield since October but Wednesday’s showdown with Sevilla in Basel is the second final he has led the Merseysiders into.On the charismatic German’s impact, Coutinho said: “He is a great manager and has made a few changes since he came in, the biggest one being to change the mentality and making the players believe they can actually achieve something.“Then step by step towards the end of the season Liverpool have improved performances and now are close to winning something.“It has been just six months and it is the second final we are playing in so it is a great opportunity.“The changes he has implemented has had a big part in that.”Liverpool lost their first final under Klopp – a penalty shootout defeat at the hands of Manchester City in the Capital One Cup in February – and have suffered numerous near misses in recent years.And Coutinho says it is time for the club to ‘stop hitting the post’ and secure a first trophy in four years by beating Sevilla.“The expression we use in Brazil is ‘We hit the post’ on quite a few occasions recently so it will be really important for us to finally achieve something and win something with Liverpool,” said the 23-year-old.“That will be special for everyone across the club and the whole of the squad.”Victory in Basle on Wednesday would also secure a route back into the Champions League, Liverpool’s only chance of European football next season after finishing eighth in the Premier League.The Reds have featured in Europe’s elite club competition just once in the last six seasons and while a return is significant to the club’s status Coutinho said it is a side issue to the main aim.“Personally for me winning the trophy is the most important fact,” he added.“The positive consequence of winning the trophy is getting a Champions League spot but the squad are focused on the trophy.“As I said before we hit the post on a few occasions so it is really important we win the Europa League.”Tune into talkSPORT to listen to LIVE commentary of Liverpool v Sevilla on Wednesday night, kick-off 19:45last_img read more