Nike Issues Statement On Zion Williamson’s Ripped Sneaker

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34 seconds into Wednesday evening's extremely anticipated showdown between the #1 Duke Blue Devils and #eight UNC Tar Heels, Duke's star freshman Zion Williamson ripped via his Nike PG 2.5s and instantly left the sport with what the group later described as a gentle knee sprain. 

Williamson, the projected #1 general decide within the 2019 NBA Draft, didn't return to the sport and will decide to sit down out the rest of his freshman slightly than threat one other freak damage.

Nike launched the next assertion on Wednesday evening with reference to Williamson's exploding PG 2.5:

“We are clearly involved and need to want Zion a speedy restoration. The high quality and efficiency of our merchandise are of utmost significance. While that is an remoted prevalence, we're working to determine the difficulty.”

The Blue Devils have been unable to get well after their star participant exited the sport, because the Tar Heels dominated en path to an 88-72 victory.

"It put everybody within the place of getting to determine it out, taking part in with out him, whereas taking part in a extremely good group. It's not an excellent scenario," Coach Mike Krzyzewski stated. "At halftime the belief that he isn't there settled in. And we performed horrible to start out the second half. The ultimate 16 minutes I believed we performed very well, nevertheless it was too late."

In 26 video games this season, Williamson is averaging 21.6 factors to associate with eight.eight rebounds per evening. 

Nike Issues Statement On Zion Williamson’s Ripped Sneaker

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