LeBron James watches Nike-inspired Ball dominate in Vegas tournament

1:02 | NBA         Lonzo Ball dominates while wearing Nike at Summer League

"You gon get on one knee for that bitch she get on two for me/Leave the dealer two Ferraris like it's buy one get one free/Cop two I ball like Lonzo on Rodeo shootin' threes", he raps. Through four summer league games, Ball is averaging 17.0 points, 9.8 assists and 8.3 rebounds.

This was the first game of the summer that Lonzo sported anything besides his signature Big Baller Brand Zo2 sneaker and the results didn't lie. Instead, Lonzo, in just his third game as a pro, switched to wearing Nikes. But he made a decision to wear Kobe Bryant's signature shoes against the 76ers Wednesday night. Lonzo takes a lot of off-balanced shot, and sometimes tends to rush shots prior to getting fully squared up, hence his poor three-point field goal percentage 4 games in.

This time around Lonzo opted for the "Nightlife" colorway of James Harden's Adidas Harden Vol 1. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson posted nine points and eight rebounds as Brooklyn continues to try to get experience from its young veterans, even if they played heavy regular-season minutes. No agreement was ever reached, and Lonzo went into the Summer League as an independent athlete with his own Big Baller Brand shoe.

Ball's outlet passes are a thing of beauty as well. Maybe wearing the Kobe's helped alleviate the groin issue he had earlier in the week.

Ball, who began the game by dishing some incredible assists (can be seen in the video below), started to score at will in the second half. Dragan Bender and Mike James each added 18 points for the Suns (2-2), who will meet the fourth-seeded Grizzlies on Thursday. They jammed the arena daily, chanting not just for Ball, but other standout summer league Lakers.

The Lakers are only two wins away from the 2017 Summer League trophy. And according to dear old dad, LaVar Ball, doing so was a "statement" to those companies.

Lonzo Ball is under a microscope, thanks largely to his outspoken father.

In negotiations with the big brands - Nike, Adidas and Under Armour - LaVar made it known that he was looking for $1 billion and wanted those brands to sublicense his Big Baller Brand.

We all remember the classic Spike Lee-directed Air Jordan commercial for its tagline, "It's gotta be the shoes!"

Ball will sport the ZO2s again. "Just understanding that it's not always going to go in the basket, and the second game he had a triple double so it just shows he has a great feel".

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