If you didn’t know — and, let’s be real, you probably didn’t — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has a new pair of shoes coming out. They’re all-black Reeboks, cost $99 and, as he made very clear on Twitter, they’re NOT shoes for Big Ballers.
Hmm... who could he be talking about? What shoes have been all over the news for their $500 price tag and loud spokesperson? It sure sounds like Watt is taking shots at LaVar and Lonzo Ball’s signature brand.
Watt then made fun of Lonzo, who chose not to wear his custom shoe in a recent Summer League game:
And I actually wear them.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) July 13, 2017
Sheesh, someone’s not a Big Baller. And have we ever seen J.J. Watt wear his own shoes in an NFL game? Didn’t think so.
It also doesn’t help that his shoes LOOK like they’ve been on clearance since 2006 — something people on Twitter were quick to point out, clowning Watt’s shoes at every turn:
Those JJ Watt kicks look like you could speed walk fast as fuck in them to snitch on somebody.— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) July 13, 2017
You talkin bout the Air National Guard Recruiter 4s?— Ari Alexander (@AriA1exander) July 13, 2017
Shockingly accurate. Are we sure this isn’t the real name?
"Oh I'm gonna cop those JJ Watt shoes!" -Nobody— Antonio™ (@iantoniojohnson) July 14, 2017
The latest sales projections are in.
Aint nobody trying to wear Reebok.— SOLOMON. 011 (@HeftyHendrix) July 14, 2017
Don't ever come for BIG BALLER BRAND like that ever again. https://t.co/YX1U2nbkBx
Protect Big Baller Brand Task Force reporting for duty.
Yes, that’s Costco’s store brand, and yes, that’s a fitting description of these shoes. But, hey, we can’t all be Big Ballers.
Now the real question is will LaVar Ball respond to J.J. Watt? Only time will tell.