The potential #1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft is reportedly signing a shoe deal with Puma. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, LaMelo Ball is finalizing the deal with Puma, his first major deal since joining Roc Nation sports agency.

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When the Ball family was first introduced to the league, they were running with the family-owned Big Baller Brand shoe line, but the business withered after a conflict with a family friend and business partner hurt the company.

Ball will join NBA athletes like Knicks forward RJ Barrett, Lakers Forward Kyle Kuzma, and Suns Center Deandre Ayton.


The 19-year-old hooper is a definite lottery pick in the upcoming draft and has been a heavily scouted athlete since he was 16 years old going viral for dropping 90 points in a game and pulling 3’s from half-court.

Since leaving Chino Hills and opting out of his UCLA full scholarship, Ball recently played overseas in Australia for the Illawarra Hawks averaging 17 points per game, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists.