Only Ball carried out the trend from the preseason and training camp by sporting the Kobe Protro 4s in the Pelicans season-opener at Toronto on Tuesday.
Balls of the preseason wearing different colorways of the Kobe 4 Protros, including an eye-catching turquoise pair at Media Day along with teammate Jrue Holiday. Tuesday’s pair was a much more subtle black and yellow pair.
Seeing Ball only wearing the Kobe Protro 4s and nike shoes when he nearly exclusively sported his most recent Big Baller Brand shoe, the ZO2.19. Ball sport multiple colorways rarely seen in anything else.
But with an uncertain future for Ball and the company, Ball does not appear to be willing to representative as once.