The Game Will Give Away 10 Pairs Of Lonzo Ball’s Sneakers To Underprivileged Kids

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The Game is sending Lonzo Ball his monetary support despite the backlash the NBA hopeful received for his signature kicks’ price tag.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the father of three called out the naysayers who were quick to scrutinize the UCLA Bruin’s debut sneakers and aimed his comments at those who shell out big bucks for designer footwear. “Funny how ni**as will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & bi**h when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand,” the “Hate It Or Love It” rapper wrote.

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To support another black business, The Game shared that in partnership with his Robin Hood Project organization, he plans to purchase 10 pairs of the 19-year-old athlete’s kicks “for 10 kids who’s parents can’t afford them…..”

The Compton native then addressed the everlasting hype around Michael Jordan’s lucrative sneakers, which bumped the six-time NBA champion to billionaire status.

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“While MJ, as much as I love & support him & his legacy ain’t really ever did much for the black community other than tax our muthafu**in’ a** for the same shoes over & over as well as charge these kids parents hella money to get in these camps,” he openly admitted. “& again, no hate… MJ is MJ but today I chose to support @Zo & his family…. fuck how anybody feel about it… keep making memes if that’s all yo broke hatin a** can do…..”

Read his full piece below.

Just bought my son @hvrlemtaylor & a few of his friends the “Lonzo @zo Ball’s” #Z02 kicks just on the pure fact that I’ve spent over a million dollars, shit probably more on Nike’s, Jordan’s & other big name sneaker brands in my lifetime so why not support a family brand & a rising stars shoe….. Funny how niggas will go & buy Gucci flip flops for $300-400 with no complaints but then complain & bitch when a kid & his family is making a name for themselves & trying to grow their own brand….. I also think about all these $500 duplicate Jordans niggas out here going broke & dying over just trying to keep up with Jones’s…. While MJ, as much as I love & support him & his legacy ain’t really ever did much for the black community other then tax our mothafuckin’ ass for the same shoes over & over as well as charge these kids parents hella money to get in these camps. & again, no hate… MJ is MJ but today I chose to support @Zo & his family…. fuck how anybody feel about it… keep making memes if that’s all yo broke hatin ass can do….. maybe sometimes, people need to delete the meme app off they phone & start creating their own legacy instead of picking apart someone else’s….. I will also be buying 10 more pair of @Zo’s kicks for 10 kids who’s parents can’t afford them….. on behalf of myself & @therobinhoodproject #DatWay #TheRobinHoodProject #BigBallerBrand #itAintTrickinIfYouGotIt

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