Lonzo Ball made a brief appearance at a Las Vegas sneaker store Sunday, and fans were out in full force for a chance to meet the buzzed-about Los Angeles Lakers rookie.
The event took place at Urban Necessities, a consignment boutique located in Las Vegas’ Boulevard Mall. Ball and his family — including LiAngelo, LaMelo and of course LaVar — were scheduled to arrive at 11 a.m. for a Big Baller Brand meet-and-greet and signing, but some fans were reportedly waiting since as early as 6 a.m.
According to the Denver Post, Lonzo was able to stick around for only 45 minutes, as the NBA up-and-comer had a Lakers practice scheduled that afternoon. The rest of the family stuck around, entertaining fans and autographing $50 Big Baller Brand T-shirts.
In a live Instagram story hours before the event began, Urban Necessities owner Jaysse Lopez gave viewers a look at people waiting in line, which wrapped across the mall. At the time of the post, Lopez estimated that there were at least 300 people queued.
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Aside from the meet-and-greet event, it was a big weekend for Lonzo on the court. The face of the Big Baller Brand ZO2 sneakers played his first game in a Laker uniform Friday in NBA Summer League action. Although his debut was a less-than-stellar showing, Lonzo bounced back Saturday night by recording his first professional triple-double with 11 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds.