LaVar Ball Has Been Accused Of Stealing The ‘Big Baller Brand’ Name By An Argentinian Company


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A few weeks ago, LaVar Ball and his Big Baller Brand unveiled Lonzo Ball’s ZO2 signature shoe and less than 24 hours later, they were accused by an Ohio State coach of stealing the logo for the design on the shoe. Now a foreign company claims their whole brand was jacked by the Ball family.

Thursday night a Buenos Aires-based company called Baller Brand took to Instagram, posted an image of the Ball family sporting their Big Baller Brand apparel and proceeded to blast them for outright stealing from them.

 

Attention‼️ @Lavar @Zo @Melo @Gelo @bigballerbrand are a thief‼️ He stole our brand name a few years ago and added “Big” to his brand name. We are an Argentinian Brand stablished in 2006, this guy who wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours. Share it to show the world who is the original @ballerbrand In Ball We Trust. Atención‼️Lavar Ball es un ladrón!!! Robo nuestro nombre de marca unos años atrás y le agrego el “Big” a la suya. Nosotros somos una marca Argentina establecida en el 2006, este hombre que no fue lo suficientemente creativo para crear un nombre, directamente tomo el nuestro. Compártelo para mostrarle al mundo quien es la real marca @ballerbrand @slamonline @bleacherreport @dimemagazine @nbaontnt @nba @real_gm @stepheasmith @worldstar @houseofhighlights @kristineleahy #lavarball #bigballerbrand #ballerbrand #lonzoball #lameloball #ballbrothers #thief #lakers #ballfamily

A post shared by Baller Brand (@ballerbrand) on May 18, 2017 at 8:28pm PDT

Here’s what the post said without the emojis:

“Attention @Lavar @Zo @Melo @Gelo @bigballerbrand are a thief‼️ He stole our brand name a few years ago and added “Big” to his brand name. We are an Argentinian Brand established in 2006, this guy who wasn’t creative enough to create his own brand name just took ours. Share it to show the world who is the original @ballerbrand In Ball We Trust.#lavarball #bigballerbrand #ballerbrand #lonzoball #lameloball #ballbrothers #thief #lakers #ballfamily”

The Instagram page has just over 10K followers and it’s apparent they just now heard of LaVar Ball and the Big Baller Brand as not posts on the page are in English. Here’s a recent post of someone wearing their gear.  

@dtokefree #teamballerbrand #ballerbrand #dtokefree #redbullbatalladelosgallos #hiphopargentino #freestyle #freestyleargentino A post shared by Baller Brand (@ballerbrand) on May 14, 2017 at 5:08pm PDT

@emebekamusica #teamballerbrand #ballerbrand

A post shared by Baller Brand (@ballerbrand) on May 3, 2017 at 7:19pm PDT

Their website includes a long list of places in South America where you can buy Baller Brand apparel. Their Facebook page is even verified with 44K likes as of Friday. ballerbrand2   Also, their first Instagram post about their company came is from September of 2014.  

A post shared by Baller Brand (@ballerbrand) on Sep 28, 2014 at 3:37pm PDT