Like most things, I became slightly obsessed with LaVar Ball and his company Big Baller Brand despite every instinct in my body telling me otherwise. LaVar started the company to promote his basketball playing sons, the eldest of which (Lonzo) is a top NBA prospect this draft. He caught a lot of flack in the media lately for his incredibly arrogant belief that his sons are a billion dollar brand, despite the fact that none of them have played a second of game time at the professional level. In line with this arrogance, LaVar has released their first shoe, the ZO2, which is of his son’s design. The price tag: a whopping 495 dollars.
In order to analyze this fully, I needed the help of FN’s resident Shoe Expert, and recovering Sneakerhead Sean “Paperchasr” Williams of OSD Live. We discussed current trends in the world of sneakers, but then got into the the nitty gritty such as LaVar’s parallels with a carnival barker, the similarities between the ZO2 and several other popular shoe designs, and the fact that these shockingly expensive shoes don’t even exist yet! I also give my 20 year prediction on the world of sneakers. I like to play the long game.
Additional Guest Information
There are people in this world who have unidentifiable pieces of metal inside their bodies, metal that is literally not of this world. Their chemical composition is similar to meteorites, and they appear to be wrapped in a biological sheath. Most of the people with this phenomenon state that they have been visited by beings not of this Earth. There are no scars, and none can remember any trauma/life experience that would have left permanent pieces of metal to be lodged in their skin.
Enter Derrel Sims, the Alien Hunter, who has been removing these anomalous shards for over four decades. As such, he has amassed the largest collection of evidence of human/alien contact, as well as some interesting theories as to what exactly is causing this phenomena.
Together, we try to answer the who, what, where, when, why and how of this mystery, as well as what we can do about it.
*BONUS* Alien Phenomena
Derrel and I continue our conversation and get into some of the more fringe topics including cattle mutilations, Greek Conquerors, RFID chips, the 1880’s, abductions, and the idea of ancient aliens.
For background on Cattle Mutilations, listen to my episode with Linda Moulton-Howe.
For background on paleocontact/ancient aliens, listen to my episode with Erich von Daniken.