Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith is nothing is not animated on social media.
Having picked Twitter feuds with opposing teams’ positional coaches — mostly in a college football recruiting contexts — prior, his latest target appears to be the controversial father of Lonzo Ball, LaVar Ball.
Smith also thinks Ball ripped off his “Zone6” logo to do it:
What if you can't afford a logo and marketing design team?? Are you THEN, not a BIG BALLER? https://t.co/kIlvDadWWM— Zach Smith #Zone6 (@CoachZachSmith) May 5, 2017
Zone6 is what Smith has dubbed the Ohio State wide receiving corp. Each player has gear (including dog tag style necklaces) adorned with a logo of Smith’s creation representing their brotherhood.
Has Ball (or any of his associates) ever seen the logo, or for that matter even heard of Smith and/or Zone6? We’re skeptical. But there is some unmistakably similar qualities to the logos.
Here’s the Big Baller Brand ZO2 one:
This is appears to be Lonzo Ball's new logo pic.twitter.com/u9tZ2ZKaPd— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 4, 2017
And here’s Smith’s Zone6 logo:
A bit alike, but far from identical. It’s possible this is all just one big coincidence after all.