The Internet Reacts to Zion's Nike Sneaker Blow Out
As the story goes, college superstar Zion Williamson's Nike sneaker blew out in the Duke vs UNC game on National TV, February 20, 2019. Oh boy! The complete opposite of a good look for Nike.
The sneaker blowing out was bad enough, but to make matters worse, Zion left the game due to an injury caused by the sneaker malfunction. We all know what happened next: the Internet.
Also, Nike released a statement: "We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue.”
Enough of what you already know. Let's take a look at how the Internet reacted. Ready? Leggo!
Check out the responses below, and let's discuss in the comments.
Video Source: ESPN
Complex Sports on Twitter
“Nike trying to explain why Zion was seriously injured in their shoe https://t.co/J47rNspWC4”
A1 journalism by Darren. Lmao
Darren Rovell on Twitter
“PG 2.5, the shoe Zion Williamson wore last night, is discounted between 4.5% and 16% on Nike’s website, depending on color.”
Jacques got em tho
Jacques Slade on Twitter
“This is misleading, @darrenrovell . Linking the two suggest they are related when they are not. You should clarify and delete this tweet. Not saying you did this intentionally, but without context you leave too much ambiguity. https://t.co/4lFCh4IYUv”
Josiah Johnson on Twitter
“Nike: "Hey buddy, we just wanted to apologize for your shoe explod--" Zion Williamson: https://t.co/Wj24vQOT5P”
Brandon on Twitter
“Under Armour, Adidas and Puma after Zion blew out his Nikes #DukeUNC https://t.co/jFdtabh5U7”
Gilbert Arenas on Twitter
“Zion Williamson : “I’m about to drop 40 on UNC tonight” Zion Williamson’s Nikes : https://t.co/qs38pVm12F”
Juan Calderon on Twitter
“Me returning my Nikes tomorrow after seeing Zion's shoe explode. https://t.co/EnNqjV32Ks”
Sporting News on Twitter
“Nike head office after Zion ripped through his shoe: https://t.co/Mq1MruBY4R”
Sports Illustrated on Twitter
“Introducing Nike's new sneaker/sandal hybrid - 'The Zion 1' 😏 https://t.co/DStgqj7rHn https://t.co/Octvc2IGDD”