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Lonzo Ball's $495 signature shoe shockingly underwhelms on 1st day of sales

Lonzo Ball's $495 signature shoe shockingly underwhelms on 1st day of sales

You guys remember those math word problems from elementary school?

They were the worst, weren't they?

Speaking of the worst ... more LaVar Ball, everybody!

Here's a word problem involving Lonzo's dad: What's greater — the number of dollars Big Baller Brand's signature shoes cost or the reported amount of shoes sold on the first day of availability Monday?

If you guessed the latter ... DING! DING! DING! You're the lucky winner!

According to a report from NiceKicks.com, Big Baller Brand's $495 signature "ZO2 Prime" sneaker sold approximately 263 units on the first day of availability. Yes, people actually bought them. The report also says some people even bought the $995 special edition "ZO2 Primes" signed by Lonzo, who has yet to score a point in the NBA.

Good for those people.

But you've got to give LaVar some credit because even though the price is absurd and he's absurd, the 263 pairs sold still netted $156,000 for Big Baller Brand.

Speaking of LaVar, he was talking again somewhere on TV today (OK, on FOXSports1's "Undefeated" with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe) and he was talking about the shoes and why they cost so much.

"The fact that people are losing sight — they’re looking at the price tag and not understanding that Lonzo’s shoe is symbolic. That comes with a price tag," the father of potential future Sixers guard Lonzo told Bayless and Sharpe.

"Symbolic as he’s the first one ever to come in here without even playing a game and have his own brand. ... ZO2s mean something. That’s why the price tag is like that. That’s what the shoe’s worth."

So there's that.

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Eagles social media exposed Orlando Scandrick in the best way

Updated: 6:35 p.m.

Oh boy.

Things have gotten wild over in the Eagles' world today, beginning with former Eagles cornerback Orlando Scandrick torching almost everyone on his old team on FS1’s “Undisputed” this morning (see story).

Then, Malcolm Jenkins clapped back at Scandrick in NSFW fashion to essentially dismiss the claims by Scandrick, to which Scandrick then responded on Colin Cowherd’s show that he essentially “wasn’t attacking anyone personally”(see story).

And so, after a morning of ping-ponging back and forth, we have the ultimate response, from the team itself.

The Eagles social media account offically weighed in in the most brilliant way. Actions speak louder than words, Scandrick, and you can't run from history.

Well damn, they really just exposed Scandrick. I mean, how do you come back from being shredded by both Jenkins and a professional NFL team?

So long Scandrick, you won’t be missed.

Jenkins himself apparently liked the tweet, too ... he had a very interesting quote tweet.



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This little Eagles fan singing Fly Eagles Fly during bedtime will melt your heart

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If the stress of the Eagles season is keeping you up at night, you’re not the only one. One little fella's parents caught him up wayyy past bedtime in the name of the Eagles.

Listen closely as Jameson Kane sings the Eagles fight song through the baby monitor on the video shared on social media by his parents, Britney and Jimmy, on Friday.

It will melt your heart.



If this doesn’t lift your spirits after a tough few weeks as an Eagles fan, then we don’t know what will.  

It turns out, Jameson’s parents might prefer to use the fight song as a lullaby instead of your classic Hush Little Baby. And we love them for it.

Through highs and lows, it looks like this little kiddo is being raised right.