In late 2020, just before being drafted 3rd overall by the Charlotte Hornets, LaMelo Ball signed with resurgent brand Puma, leaving his family’s Big Baller Brand behind once and for all. At Puma, Ball will be one of the featured faces of the Clyde All-Pro, the 3rd iteration of Puma’s well-received Clyde performance sneaker.
The youngest of the Ball brothers (along with Lonzo and LiAngelo), LaMelo was a junior at Chino Hills High School before being pulled from school by his father and signing with Lithuanian club, Prienu Vytautas. He then found himself in Australia, preparing for the 2020 NBA draft where he ended up being drafted 3rd overall by the Hornets. At family company Big Baller Brand, LaMelo had his own signature shoe, the MB1, which made him the youngest player ever to have his own signature shoe. But after Big Baller Brand’s dramatic fall from grace, LaMelo was on the hunt for a deal of his own, and the rest is history.