Lonzo Ball’s precarious position in LA is not the only problem causing headaches for the Ball family, with news coming through that the independent Big Baller Brand label has been encumbered with more production issues regarding the ZO2.19. The second signature shoe by Lonzo has now been pushed back to May, the company citing a desire to ‘improve the critical foam used in the midsole’.
Big Baller Brand have offered a consolatory t-shirt or hoodie to be shipped alongside the ZO2.19 on May 1. This is not the first time the company has dealt with issues regarding production. In January, the Big Baller Brand was given an F rating by the Better Business Bureau. The company is also being sued by Closet Collection for allegedly not paying screenprinting fees.
Read the full statement below.
Dear BBB Family,
We would like to thank you for your continuous loyalty and support. As loyal customers, you are our number one priority when it comes to delivering excellence in our products.
This email is to inform you that during the Performance Test Wear Stage of the ZO2.19, we’ve decided to improve the critical foam used in the midsole. This enhancement will allow for a better performing shoe at a Pro Level, and will enable you to enjoy the quality and craftsmanship of the ZO2.19 for everyday fashion.
Shipment date has been pushed back to May 1st, 2019. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for being a Loyal BBB Customer.
Please reply to this email ASAP. We are shipping a complimentary BBB T-Shirt or Hoodie along with your pair of ZO2.19's, as a token of appreciation for your patience and understanding.
Your email should include your pre-order order number, your choice of either a Hoodie or T-Shirt along with desired size.
Thank you for being part of our family.
BBB Customer Service.