Duke's budding and unpaid super-star Zion Williamson's Nike sneaker exploded causing him to injure his knee during the first minute of Duke's match-up with rival North Carolina.
Zion had the ball to the top of the key pivots and DOWN GOES ZION!
Zion's foot rips right through the sole of the shoe causing him to fall on his wallet. The entire sole from toe to heel came loose. Zion had to leave the game with a knee injury.
What's the fall-out for Nike?
- Nike stock dropped by 1% Thursday
Zion wears this shoe because Nike supplies Duke basketball team with shoes, uniforms, and gear. Duke, is one of the wealthiest universities.
Nike’s official statement on Zion’s shoe malfunction:
“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.”
This incident has brought up the debate whether college players should be paid.
The cheapest tickets for this game...$3,000.