Puma will release LaMelo Ball’s new MB.02 sneaker next Friday, October 21, 2022. The popular sports brand has confirmed the launch date. His second signature shoe is priced at $130.
The sneaker will be available for purchase via Puma.com, Champs Sports, Foot Locker and Puma NYC. Ball’s second signature sneaker features colorways ranging from orange to red, yellow and a slight hint of blue.
A few NBA betting sites are giving LaMelo Ball the 10th-best odds to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2023. But some sportsbooks are expecting the Charlotte Hornets guard to finish on top.
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Of course, the shoes also feature the ball’s “MB1” icon and “MELO” on the back.
For constructive feedback, the verdict is on the new Puma shoes. According to social media posts, people despise the design of the sneakers. Some people have compared football shoes to Doritos and Hulk Hogan’s red/yellow suit.
However, everyone is a critic. It’s all a matter of perspective. Football fans are excited to shop his new sneakers next Friday. Puma executives are expecting the shoes to sell out quickly.
Puma will release LaMelo Ball’s MB.02 sneaker at retail stores on October 21st, 2022.
In the year On August 31, 2017, Big Baller Brand, a sportswear company launched by the Ball family in 2016, released the Lamelo signature shoe known as the Melo Ball 1 (MB1).
At 16, he became the youngest athlete with a signature shoe.
In 2020, Ball signed an endorsement deal with Puma. By default, Big Baller failed to promote the brand. Since then, the reviews on the shoe have been mixed – it is clear from the articles above.
Ball was also selected third overall by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2020 NBA Draft. In his rookie 2020-21 season, in 51 games, the guard averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
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He won NBA Rookie of the Year and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. His success on the court helps sell Puma merchandise.
Last season, in 75 games, Ball averaged 20.1 points, 6.7 boards, 7.6 assists and 1.6 steals. He also received his first All-Star selection.
In the year He finished 12 of 24 (50%) from the floor and 4 of 10 (40%) from 3-point range.
In addition, Ball now wears the number 1 jersey. He wore the number 2 jersey and played his first two NBA seasons with the Hornets.
So, wearing his MB.02 Puma sneakers, the 21-year-old will have a different look in the 2022-23 season.
The guard wore the number 1 while with the Illawarra Hawks of the National Basketball League (NBL). And he wears No. 1 with BC Prienai, a professional basketball club based in Lithuania.