Lonzo not in negotiations with Nike, LaVar says

Despite wearing Nikes during a strong summer league performance Wednesday night, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball is not in talks with the world's largest shoe and apparel company, according to LaVar Ball.

LaVar Ball says his son's wearing of Nike shoes Wednesday night is about the Los Angeles Lakers rookie's freedom to choose and has nothing to do with any negotiations with the world's largest shoe and apparel company."Lonzo is not forced to wear any brand and can play in any shoe he wants as long as it's OK with the NBA," LaVar Ball told ESPN by text early Thursday morning. "This is what being independent is all about."Lonzo Ball was wearing Nikes in only his third -- and best -- summer leagu...