Zion Williamson

Tickets to the highly anticipated North Carolina vs Duke NCAA mens basketball game were going for Super Bowl ticket prices, as fans of both interstate rivals dropped $3,000 each on tickets - the lowest price available to attend the game at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC on Wednesday.

Thousands packed the stadium and millions tuned in around the world on TV and social media to watch Zion Williamson of the Duke Blue Devils continue his journey to world dominance in mens basketball.

Then the unthinkable happened: Zion blew out his Nike sneaker.

Zion Williamson

Zion, the 18-year-old phenom who many sports analysts compare to Michael Jordan and LeBron James at their peak, twisted his knee and collapsed to the hardwood floor within seconds of the start of the much-anticipated matchup between No. 9 UNC and No. 1 Duke.

Zion Williamson

The reaction on social media was stunned disbelief. "It's the shoeeee!" Duke fans screamed as Zion sat on the court staring blankly at his left foot poking through his destroyed Nike-made sneaker.

Nike executives are said to be in shock and scrambling to undo the instant damage to the Nike brand. The company issued a statement saying it was "concerned" and wished Williamson a speedy recovery. Nike said it was "working to identify the issue" with the shoe.

Zion's shoe tearing in half wasn't supposed to happen, Nike fanatics tweeted. But it did happen - in front of the world and in front of former President Barack Obama, who was sitting courtside. Video shows Obama pointing at Zion in amazement, saying, his "shoe broke."

Williamson limped off the court at the 33-second mark of the game, with his broken shoe and his future in doubt. With Zion no longer a threat, UNC went on a rampage and routed their arch rivals 88-72.

During postgame interviews, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, aka Coach K, said Zion suffered a mild sprained knee and that his knee is intact - which comes as a relief to worried Zion fans.

Coach K will know more after tests are run on Zion Thursday. No, he doesn't know how many games his star player will miss - or how far Duke will fall in the national rankings as a result of his absence.

LiAngelo Ball, whose dad owns the Big Baller Brand sneaker, couldn't resist kicking Nike while their down: "So we gon act like Zion Nike's ain’t just rip in half," he tweeted.

Wall Street reacted to the news in early trading on Thursday. Nike shares were trading down about 2% in pre-market, according to Marketwatch.com.

It isn't the first time Nike suffered embarrassment after one of their products failed spectacularly on national TV. In Oct. 2017, a Nike-made team jersey worn by LeBron James split right down the middle like tissue paper during a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics in October.

Nike scrambled to find a solution after more jerseys ripped in half on national TV.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-nike-nba-jerseys-20171107-story.html

Nike President and CEO Mark Parker told CNBC the issue was fixed, but the jerseys kept self-destructing - to the delight of social media users who posted photos of the jersey carnage online.

https://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-nike-nba-jerseys-20171107-story.html

Nike released a statement in Nov. 2017 that read, in part, "The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance and we are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future.”

Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    The mug shot is out!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    That's so embarrassing and he could of been really injured.

  • MNjumpoffacliff
  • Truth Or Die

    That's what happens when you pay starving Chinese/Vietnamese people 20 cent a hour to make your high end shoes which is basically modern day slavery but nobody is outraged over that.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Scromes1212

    That's that great quality shoe everybody always talking about lol same factories, same quality smh some get stitched some get glued lol

  • Sid

    Lol no. What was he thinking smh

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I’m not surprised you’re paying for the name quality started going down hill years ago.

  • Coy little wink

    Cheap! Nike stock went down too ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Quality is terrible these days same with cars too smh ......

  • Rayne

    I swear. My pine sol doesn’t smell so piney anymore smh and dawn doesn’t bubble up near as much. Bleach ain’t staining nothing . What is goings on?!??

  • Topic Influencer

    Thanks for this Sandra. I dont blame Nike. I blame whomever let him play in that shoe. He is a BIG guy. They cant just pick whatever shoe they want to play in. It doesnt work like that. So its the Duke atheltic office at fault. Not Nike.

  • http://realitytea.com Harmony

    Man oh man. Those are the breaks.

  • Coy little wink

    Society in general on decline ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I said the same thing bout bar soap .... it use to be bigger than what they selling now chile .... and yes I feel ya on the Pine sol smells watered down a little ...... quality going down with a lot of stuff

  • Topic Influencer

    My issue with this is how they gonna book him under Jussie? Thats not his legal name. His name is Justin. Jussie a nickname. How odd.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Why they say he 5 ft 11??? Chile Boo...

  • iWasteTime

    He's not the first or last athlete this has happened too.
    Was there this much attention and stock falling when it happened to Manu? Wroten whole Air Jordan fell apart.
    He was clearly in the wrong show. They looked to big, worn and had Velcro none of that seemed like the right show for the game

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... now that is a good damn question

  • Scromes1212

    Smh I blame nike. There shoes are supposed to be made for his size foot and it was just bad quality. He is not the first big person to wear a nike shoe smh

  • We Can Do This

    It's a shame you never get what you pay for even when you pay a hefty price. It's profits over everything.

  • NuBeauty

    Lmao...why somebody on the radio this morning say...."You got the best dude in College Basketball balling in some Nike that came from TJ Maxx". I was done after I heard that. Poor Tink......but in the back of my mind, something seem a little fishy with that situation. All of sudden the shoe rips all the way threw. Must got them thangs from China's black-market for the low low, LOL

  • Topic Influencer

    Nobody seems to get this.

  • Topic Influencer
  • iWasteTime

    They're removing lots of chemicals and formulas that used to make things more effective.

  • Scromes1212

    If that's the case then that's how they should be marketed. But they give the impression that EVERY 14 size shoe fits every foot

  • We Can Do This

    Now comes the forensics on the shoe. Nike will cover this up and place the blame elsewhere.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Somebody is going to get sued and get a shoe deal for life !!!!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Lol

  • Topic Influencer

    Who said it didnt fit? Just bc they are made to WEAR in his size, doesnt mean he is supposed to be PLAYING in them. That cat is MAD physical on the court. You cant go out and hoop agressively in any ole shoe. Its why high tops were even invented. To protect the ankles of ball players. A protective mechanism. If the shoe doesnt support you, then its not for you. I likened it to Scarlett Takes A Tumble. A shoe can only withstand but so much. Nike most likely will make this basis of their case.

  • Coy little wink

    I didn't know that

  • Scromes1212

    So basketball shoes aren't made to play basketball smh ok lol

  • Ryan

    Some folks have had it in for Nike since the Kaepernick campaign. Dude was just too big for them shoes. I'm kinda embarrassed for him but I bet he learned that day!!

  • Dreadboi

    what happens when made in cambodia/china/etc..Duke will be fine..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They look like cross trainers not basketball shoes ... but Ion know cheap either way https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/021952a3e9ea55267e451a4e958a32d0a7bc19ffd59d6737ea6b4a4fdfb0a465.gif

  • LYRICS

    This isn't the 1st time some ish like this has happened. Nike kicks (and Nike apparel) should be sold for what it costs them to make in them sweat shops and their worth, 4.2 cents!

  • n1kk1a

    Was that bleach thing about Jussie? ?

  • Bossy704

    I'm a Tarheel, but glad Zion is okay. That could have been a disaster. I like New Balances and Fenty's. They have a lot of support.

  • Topic Influencer

    No. Its not made for HIM to play ball in. If he was a guard. He is a power forward. The shoe was engineered for a GUARD. Sounds like to ME that Duke didnt want to hurt their star player feelings by telling his big ass that shoe is not for you bruh. Chris Paul is a guard. He in comparison is 6'0 and 170 pounds.

    "This begs the question — why is a 6-foot-8, 285-pound big man known for inducing nightmares at the rim wearing a sneaker free of the Swoosh's advanced tech and engineered for guards? It doesn't make a lot of sense for the Blue Devils to put Williamson in one of Nike's modestly-priced models when there's other options available inside the Duke locker room."

    https://247sports.com/college/duke/Article/Zion-Williamson-Nike-PG-25-sneakers-Duke-detailed-look-129334364/

  • Rayne

    Looks like sneakers with a secret compartment for sandals ?

  • Rayne

    ???no! But bleach doesn’t seem to be working tho ???

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Most of these college athletes are modern day slaves but it's parent's fault.

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    He has too much g-force, mass/velocity for that shoe! Shoe was not made for an athletic freak!

  • Rayne

    Ok I bet it’s because of these stupid kids and their “challenges” ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not China.........

  • bemetoo
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That could be what he has on his license ... you know folks still keeping their same weight on their license since high school lololololol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7383c6b0d853cb9d3fe8583d02a9edd0a506a9eea69dcb8dbd2b85852260e887.gif

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Or a roll of paper towel.
    A roll used to last me at least a week but since I bought some a couple of months ago a roll only lasts three or four days.
    Don't get me started on the size of candy bars.
    They are shorting us at every turn.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    If he was getting paid to play maybe he'd have better shoes?????

  • JV

    It's amazing how fast he is for his size. Of course Zion would be the one to break a shoe.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    OK I was wondering what his parents were thinking.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Delete this

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Shameless.

  • Navybeans95

    Nike still got underaged kids making these shoes for $2 a day??...jus asking..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Say it because Baby Ruths be small as hell now shewt

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Dead

  • Topic Influencer

    This.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile say it !!!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    So the moral of the story is...
    I shouldn’t buy this outfit made in a size 16, even though I’m a size 16?

    Yeah, as a society, we are definitely losing brain cells by the day. Things that are common sense, folks are acting like a color is being described that they’ve never seen.
    ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Snickers too.
    Hell I can hold one in my hand and not see the ends of the package.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    They created that narc probably still enabling that azz ...

  • Scromes1212

    You have no clue what you talking about lol Chris Paul? He was in PG's as in Paul George lol he is 6'9 230. Try again

  • Topic Influencer

    They should be paid. I was floored when I saw those tix were the same price as Super Bowl tickets.

  • JV

    The NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement made this "one and done" college rule since the days of LeBron and Al Jefferson's rookie years. Zion should be collecting millions right now, because he was a lottery talent before he ever hit a college court.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Carzy ..... makes ya mad chile ..... same thing with Chick fila (still love them doe) those chicken sandwhiches were way bigger when I was a child ... my dad use to bring us home some while he would work in Hapeville ..... those sandwiches use to be huge ..... now ... not so much

  • Ni Ni

    So right about pine sol. Nyquil don't knock me out like it did it the 90s.

  • iWasteTime

    It is. Like that joke about boiling Fabulousos so your house can smell good but your kids can't read .. lol

  • Topic Influencer

    the shoe is for a Chris Paul. Bc he is a guard. Are you slow? Far as Paul George--its still a 50 pound difference Scromes. He plays SF. And a small forward is WAY different than a Power forward, esp in college ball vs NBA ball, but I think you know this.

    *I am WELL aware on who the shoe is named after. I think you knew that as well.

  • JV

    They should at least get some kind of stipend or base salary, and I think they should be able to sign endorsement deals too.

  • Ni Ni

    Chile! I can't find a decent pair of jeans. They've stopped making heavy denim jeans like they used to.

  • Yoni7

    D@mn, Nike!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I guess that's another manifestation of Pluto in Capricorn--stripping away all of the excess down the bone.

  • Renee26

    He must got some terribly funky feet to wear out the glue on new shoes! ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile I love to watch college ball over NBA any damn day .... back when I was watching BBall .... and use to play Bball ... college ball use to be my shyt ..... women and men .... now I don't watch or even play ball anymore .....

  • JV

    This is the same guy that dented a basketball with his finger. Physics and nature almost don't seem to apply, lol.

  • Topic Influencer

    I am a college basketball FANATIC. Its almost MY TIME! MARCH! YEEK! I only watch NBA sporadically when college ball is on, and after it finishes in early April lol.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    chile I'm still rocking jeans since I was 19 ...... when I gained weight had to buy some but .... when I lost .... kept all my jeans .... a lot of my jeans came from Victoria damn secret chile .... Levis so that tell you right there I haven't shopped for jeans since Gawd knows when ... I even have a pair from express ..... I had to get my jeans from there because it was hard finding a 4 with 34 inseam chile ... so I always kept my jeans ... thank god I did .... cause I still wear them ... and Victoria secret don't even sale clothes anymore

  • Ni Ni

    New post: Ole lyin arse Jussie again. ?

  • JV

    It's still a shoe engineered for guards. Just because the guy can play point-center does not mean he's a guard.

  • WinterIsComing

    ??????

  • Topic Influencer

    He knows that. He just being an ass. He knows damn well that big ass man child aint have NO biz out there in some worn ass PG 2.5's. PERIOD.

  • CookieMobster

    Nothing is built to last these days. THAT is the prob. They make SHIT as cheap as possible so it will quickly wear out and have to be replaced

  • JV

    lol this wouldn't surprise me. If you look at a pair of, for example, Kryies next to some LeBrons, it almost looks like they are for two different sports. Two way different things.

  • Scromes1212

    Smh yeah right lol you must have stayed up drinking last night smh how you gonna mistake Chris Paul for Paul George smh we don't all look alike

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    stripped !!!!!!! foundation will crumble if it's false!!!

  • Topic Influencer

    I SAID IN COMPARISON FOR SIZE TO ZION SIR. I picked a GUARD out of thin air. Comapred him to the size of a POWER FORWARD THAT IS ZION WILLIAMSON.

    "Chris Paul is a guard. He in comparison is 6'0 and 170 pounds."

  • Topic Influencer

    This too. Gotta know what is for you and what it can withhold and at 17-18 I dont expect ZION to particuarly know this.

  • JV

    I was never a college head but march madness is fun. My NBA team is tanking so every other day I'm checking in on Reddish, Morant, Culver, etc. I want to dream about Zion but even the worst team has only a 14% chance of the top pick. I don't dare dream.. guy's the best prospect since Anthony Davis.

  • Thingamajig

    Errthang... clothes, furniture, car, the apartment, etc.

  • Renee26

    They're all like jeggings now

  • Topic Influencer

    They treating Anthony Davis BAD AS HELL down in New Orleans. That mess is making me MAD.

  • JV

    They only good thing they did was bring in Jrue Holliday and extend him. Other than that, they traded pick after pick for mid-tier players. Teams have to win through the draft.. no one trades 1sts anymore unless they need to.

    I do think it's hilarious that they want FOUR 1sts and pretty much everyone on the Lakers not named LeBron, just out of spite. And you know what, I wouldn't take that deal anyway. Boston or NY can give better.

  • disqus_FW7pCIigCY

    NIKE, SKECHERS, PUMA, WALMART BRAND ETC..ARE ALL THE SAME..WAKE UP IGNORANT BLACK FOLK WHO ARE SPENDING HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS (REGULAR PRICE) ON THESE CHEAP FACTORY GYM SHOES...THE PRICE IS THE ONLY DIFFERENCE..THE CHEAP QUALITY IS THE SAME....THOSE SHOES THAT PLAYER HAD ON WERE BRAND NEW AND THEY LITERALLY FELL APART.CAUSING HIM TO MESS UP HIS KNEE..... DO I PURCHASE THEM SOMETIMES...OF COURSE,,, WHEN THEY HIT THE RACKS AT MARSHALLS, BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY, TJ MAXX...NONE OF THOSE NIKE SHOES ARE WORTH MORE THAN $50...THAT PLAYER SHOULD SUE NIKE IF HIS CAREER ENDS!

  • Scromes1212

    You said the shoe was made for a guard then used Chris Paul as your example lol smh the shoe was made for Paul George who is a forward. Can't you just admit you were wrong dam smh is it that hard?

  • Topic Influencer

    I like Holliday too. Soild player. And you are a thousand % correct. NOBODY trades 1st anymore. Been a long time since I seen it

  • SweetTEE

    That's unfortunate that this happened to this young man. I hope he recovers.

    Anyhoo, sounds like a great time to invest in Nike.. That rebound will be glorious.

  • Scromes1212

    Wrong! It is Paul George shoe! He is a forward! Lol do y'all even watch basketball lol

  • SweetTEE

    That boy is built ford tough. I would say he needs some steel toes but he might stomp holes all through the court lol

  • Scromes1212

    Look at you editing these comments like that's gonna help you lol!!!!!! How many times you gonna edit that lame bogus comment lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly!!!

  • JV

    Man, George is not this banging in the post forward type you're making him out to be. He's much more of a switchy small forward that a true power forward. He even played a ton of shooting guard with the Pacers, you know that.

  • Ni Ni

    Right!

  • SweetTEE

    The fact that the best players cant even eat most times without that basic meal card for cafe food? Thats messed up. Yet those white folks make money off games and apparel..definitely slavery.

  • Rayne

    ? I thought it was me when I was sick. Almost drank thee whole thang too! UmpH!

  • Rayne

    ?????

  • Topic Influencer

    You said the shoe was made for a guard then used Chris Paul as your example
    ^^^^^^
    BC HE IS A GUARD. That shoe WAS engineered for a guard. I didnt say it, but I agree. Is Chris Paul not a guard? Does he not play in that SAME shoe? Is Paul George a SMALL foward or a POWER forward (like Zion)? Me thinks I have seen PG play as a SMALL FORWARD. I dont feel like I am wrong when other basketball heads are weighing in on the same topic, in favor of the belief that big ass boy was in the WRONG TYPE OF SHOE. For his playing style, position, speed, and SIZE. Would be way different if I were the only one who feels like this. Go right on over to ESPN.com or 24/7 Sports or SI.com to the and see all the other folks who ALSO feel this way. Go harass them. I said what I said. Basketball camp is done here for the day.

  • Ni Ni

    Levis used to be the go to i tell ya. I don't know what's going on with these companies.

  • Scromes1212

    Is it really that hard for y'all to say you wrong? Smh I get it, you made a mistake it ain't that serious. Don't let dub pull you in to her shenanigans smh

  • Topic Influencer

    Its a lot of things. Bogus it is not. I replied to you below. You like to fuss with me alot. But ONE topic you are NEVER gonna get a leg up on me? Is BASKETBALL. Not ever. Today, tomorrow, next month, 5 years from now. EVER

  • Topic Influencer

    HE IS A SMALL FORWARD. What part of that are you missing? SF and PF are different Scromes. ESPECIALLY IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL. You are so slow Jesus. SO SLOW

  • JV

    lol I'm not going to say I'm wrong when I'm not: Zion's a small-ball center in the NBA next year, PG is small forward who can defend 1-4. You can call these two players the same, they're not.

  • JV

    Only time it really happens is in big trades for a star, or when one team has major salary cap problems... usually from trading 1sts for mid-tier players 3-5 years ago.

  • Ni Ni

    Don't overdose now ?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This lets me know I can’t ball in my Jordan’s during the summer on the court in the park ?

  • Dowoop

    Not again

  • Mark mcharm

    This is what happens when you have 6 year old workers making your products .

  • Topic Influencer

    played a ton of shooting guard with the Pacers,
    ^^^^^^^^
    That is WHEN he got the shoe named after him. When he was playin GUARD. This is why it was made for GUARD and NOT a forward. ANY kind of forward but we gonna go with esp. not for a power forward.

    *He was better as a shooting guard to me personally. He kinda is not all that great as a small forward. Again Scromes knows all of this.

  • Alextra Ballard

    How dew a person bust out the side of there sneakers? That's a str8 manufacturer flaw

  • Alextra Ballard

    Boipuss?!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. They should at least get a stipend. Even $400 a week would help them to buy basic stuff for themselves, since they cant work a regular job.

  • stav

    Mos def!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Zion probably should have gone to Europe and played for a year till he became eligible for the NBA draft. He probably would have made at least $400-$500k with a Euro club, then would come back to the US and made millions. But just playing for free for an American college to make money off you is for the birds.

  • Scromes1212

    How was it engineered for a guard when PG is a forward lol? You just can't be wrong can you lol

  • Scromes1212

    Smh this is to easy lol

  • Scromes1212

    You said the same thing dub said smh Just admit the shoe was not made specifically for a guard cause it's PG shoe! And he ain't a guard smh dam is it really that hard for y'all to wrong about one little thing smh

  • Yoni7

    Right. Gotta add baking soda just to brighten it because simple Clorox just won't do.

  • Topic Influencer

    PG played a shooting guard way longer than he did as a small forward Scromes.You know that too man. YOU KNOW THIS. I dont have time to fact check but he might have even been drafted into NBA...as GUARD. He was a west coast college player and I normaly only keep up with college hoops on THIS COAST. Wtf is your issue? Its hard being owned over basketball by a woman isnt it? Its not for everyone.

  • Topic Influencer

    "But you'd RATHER MAKE IT HARRRRRRRRRRRD"

  • ClaireHuxtable

    How embarrassing! *Nike hangs head in shame*

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Probably cost them less than $10 to manufacture.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    hip replacement, nose job...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    And he really hadn't even gotten started.

  • Scromes1212

    Smh he is a 6'9 small forward. Facts. You don't ever give up do you lol the shoe WAS NOT made for a guard! You can't admit that fact

  • Renee26

    ? ? ?

  • Thingamajig

    ... breast implants, butt job, the list goes on.... nothing is built to last or these manufacturers won’t make any money.... even our iPhones.

  • Dun Dilly

    ADIDAS should drop a commercial in 3,2,1....

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    I wish I could up vote your comments 1,000 times! It seems a lot of the people commenting never played basketball competitively. I know you're a sports fan and as a former basketball player, I concur with everything you have said.

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    And I too am a Tarheel fan.

  • Topic Influencer

    Inside the Design of the Nike PG2
    The Nike PG2's lead designer, Tony Hardman, takes SLAM behind-the-scenes on the all-new Paul George silhouette, officially dropping on February 10.

    "The big difference is that the forefoot strap is gone, replaced by “dynamic wings.” Hardman explains that when George said he didn’t want the strap, he and his team had to figure out a way to give the Thunder’s star shooting guard a way to still have that locked-in, snug feel he loves so much."

    The Nike designer said it was.

    https://www.slamonline.com/kicks/inside-design-nike-pg2/

  • Topic Influencer

    https://basketballdiagnostics.com/nike-pg-2-review-a-much-improved-follow-up-model

    "The back is slightly more laid back (less supportive) as that partially soft internal heel counter isn’t strong enough to hold down a bigger dude, but for more guard oriented type of player it’s all good."

  • Topic Influencer

    What else ya got?

  • Topic Influencer

    I am a HEELS fan. Fanatic. (Right shade of) Blue and WHITE baby.

  • Topic Influencer

    Thanks. A gazillion lol

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Well I’m still wearing my Nike. Lol... I don’t play basketball in them anyways. They are comfortable and help me look cute.??

  • Tiffany Miller

    2019 is just........ dayum!!! Hope is ok... but I smell a settlement

  • onelove

    where them those jordans? all is made in china!

  • Rayne

    I’ve been doing that for a while. I just buy a small bleach to wash dishes now smh

  • samuel severino

    Good thing you are not his agent because that would have been very bad advice and would have cost him millions, if not hundreds of millions.

    Do you think Zion would be as big if he was playing overseas? No. Would any overseas team come close to matching the hype of him playing for Duke? At times where we could watch his game live instead of some weird slot because it is a different time zone? Would NBA teams be openly losing on purpose to get him? Would he sign a 100 million plus shoe and endorsements deal right after the season ended? Would he be talked about on every sports show? No no no no.

    You must not know how it turned out for all the other high ranking players that went overseas for a year first. Would LaMelo have been bigger if he stayed at Chino Hills instead of going to Lithuania?

  • mzwhang90210

    Cocaine?

  • Black Dynomiiiite!!!

    Yep

  • KB

    That 18yo is HUGE!

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOO

  • PrettyMeka08

    He better head over to Payless & get that last BOGO before they close up shop.

  • PrettyMeka08

    Yup. Competitors should keep a shady commercial on deck, for situations like this.

  • Scromes1212

    You must just don't watch basketball smh a poser lol A WING IS A FORWARD OR GAURD POSITION! There, you learned something today lol smh all that cause you don't want to admit you was wrong. I could imagine what your dude goes through at home smh I'm gonna pray for that brother

  • Scromes1212

    Lord have mercy smh you been googling the internet for a hour trying to find anything you can lol THE SHOE WAS MADE FOR PG, A FORWARD!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL!!

  • Oh Tommie

    I got injured hooping and was diagnosed with a knee sprain at first too....until I got that MRI and it revealed I had torn my ACL, LCL, and meniscus. I pray he has no ligament damage, and it truly is a knee sprain. He's a young beast and will bounce back

  • PynkCloudz

    Vuitton, gucci, prada, etc

  • PlayerP

    Thought it was just me.
    I've read that pure aspirin works hella good for whites...been wanting to try it.

  • Rayne

    Second time I heard this. I’m going to try it . Thanks

  • Jayde da Blade

    Nike is a monopoly is not necessarily the very best tennis shoe you could buy there are other shoes out there that's better for athletics Asics is a wonderful brand

  • Jayde da Blade

    Shout out to that stock market hey I like it