by Chris O’Leary/@olearychris

For the L.A. Lakers‘ first game of the Playoffs, BALL’N gave Ron Artest something special. Ron-Ron reciprocated, doing something special back for his sneaker company.

BALL’N posted this pic on Twitter today, displaying the pair of player exclusive yellow and purple Lay Ups that Ron wore in Game 1 of the Lakers’ series against New Orleans.

The shoe has the opponent and Game 1 inscribed on it, along with Ron’s signature.

The shoe isn’t available for sale, but as CounterKicks pointed out in their post today, you can buy BALL’N sneaks at the company’s Facebook page.

If I were a Lakers fan, I’d rather have a signed shoe from a Playoff game that the Lakers won. That might just be me, though.