White House ‘trying to track down’ sneakers LaVar Ball sent to Donald Trump
The White House has indicated staffers are “trying to track down” the pair of ZO2 sneakers LaVar Ball allegedly sent to President Donald Trump amid their contentious and controversial feud, reports TMZ Sports.
The elder Ball, head honcho of Big Baller Brand, on Wednesday night claimed to a TMZ camera crew that he has made good on his vow and has indeed sent a pair of Lonzo Ball’s signature sneakers to Trump.
“I sent Trump his shoes,” LaVar said outside Staples Center after son Lonzo’s Los Angeles Lakers squad lost to the Golden State Warriors in overtime. “He should have them — unless they took ’em!”
The back-and-forth between Ball and Trump stemmed from a disagreement over the level of the President’s involvement in getting LiAngelo Ball and two UCLA teammates out of China in the wake of a shoplifting scandal.
The two domineering personalities have been going back and forth, with Ball providing his side of the story during a televised interview and Trump taking to his favorite medium, Twitter, to call the elder Ball an “ungrateful fool.”
…LaVar, you could have spent the next 5 to 10 years during Thanksgiving with your son in China, but no NBA contract to support you. But remember LaVar, shoplifting is NOT a little thing. It’s a really big deal, especially in China. Ungrateful fool!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2017
Ball originally made his claim that he intended to send Trump some of son Lonzo’s signature sneakers last week.
“Check this out, man. I’m going to send Trump some ZO2s. We just got them out, man,” Ball told TMZ. “We’re putting them on a flight today.
“… You know what? I’ve got to ship some to Trump so he can calm down a little bit. Get some ZO2s so he can play on the court. Not in the court, but on the court.
“Them ZO2s is coming for you, Trump. Remember, you put them on, you going to ease up a little bit.”
If the outspoken Ball is to believed, it should only be a matter of time before his sneaker care package ends up on Trump’s desk in the Oval Office. Then? Who knows what will happen.