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Nike, adidas and Marcus Jordan

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

  2. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    They'll come to a compromise.

    The compromise being the Jordan kid can wear whatever the hell kind of shoes he wants.

    Jordan > Adidas
  3. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Doubt it. If the kid wants to play, he'll wear the uniform. Or Nike will pony up more money than Adidas.
  4. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can just drape a flag over his feet.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    How good is Marcus?
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    He's playing for a bottom rung team in a mid major conference. Is UCF a top 50 program?
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The uniform isn't the issue. He'll wear adidas just like everybody else on the team. This is only about the shoes.
  8. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    If no one brought this to anyone’s attention, what is the likelihood that anyone would have noticed or even given a shit about the shoes that the mediocre basketball player, Marcus Jordan, was wearing?
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I caught that.

    That was a disgusting act, all those years ago, the way those asshats used the flag as a prop to shield their various corporate interests.
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    If Marcus had signed with the team I cover, I think one of the first things I'd have wondered about was whether the team, of it wasn't already hooked up with Nike, would start wearing Air Jordans.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Jordan's shoe issue is exactly what I've said on here several times before. It's about time the players start benefiting from the schools' shoe contracts (beyond the free apparel).

    If Jordan wants to pay (or have his dad pay) for his own equipment, let him. Just because a school has a contract with a sponsor doesn't mean that the players should have to obey that contract, too. Granted, they probably have to sign something saying that they'll obey the school's rules (which includes shilling for the sponsor).

    But it's about time that a player has the resources and the guts to tell the school and the NCAA to take their one-sided rules and shove it.
  12. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The kid doesn't have to wear the shoes. That's a personal preference. As far as the uniform goes, unless he's under contract with Nike, he'll wear what everyone else is wearing.
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