That wasn't all though, as his stat line included dishing out 11 assists to teammates and snatching eight boards.
Lonzo Ball's $495 Big Baller Brand shoes have drawn plenty of comment over the past few months, especially with the various stunts his father LaVar has pulled to promote them, but the most interesting moment yet may have come Wednesday. They'll now wrap up their summer league slate Friday at 8:30 PM EST in a consolation pairing with the Chicago Bulls. Earlier in the day, Simmons posted a workout video, showing himself draining nine consecutive 3-pointers.
In the night's most freaky move, Ball ditched the ZO2's for a pair of Kobe's, which garnered some attention from James.
Ball, though, has no plans to make Nike his sole footwear.
James also noticed the switch, posting a picture on Instagram with the message "Just. Do. It".
Even before Ball took the court at the Thomas & Mack Center, social media was buzzing about the swoosh on his shoes, which were the purple Kobe A.D.s, which hit stores July 1.
Going along with my original preview prediction, Alex Poythress was as much of a game impact as I originally predicted, as he played very well for the Sixers, especially in the first half. He said he wanted to channel Bryant Wednesday. If Ball and his teammates perform as they did tonight, they will be very hard to beat.
Ball said his son is not negotiating with the sports apparel behemoth.
While it's hard to say whether the different shoes were the reason for Ball's improved performance, he went on ESPN's SportsCenter after the game and explained his decision to sport the Nike kicks instead of his BBB ones.