In case you weren’t aware, the style of Nike shoes Zion Williamson blew out during the North Carolina-Duke game Wednesday night are the PG 2.5 PE, the signature shoes of Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George.
This happening to Williamson could not have been much worse for Nike – 30 seconds into one of the most-anticipated college basketball games of the year, and to the consensus number one overall pick in the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft.
After the game, Nike issued a statement about the incident, saying, “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.”
Fortunately, Williamson reportedly only suffered a knee sprain as a result of his Nike blowout.
Naturally, because… internet… people on Twitter figured that blasting Paul George would be the next logical thing to do in this very bizarre situation.
Pretty sure that Paul George doesn’t actually make the shoes Nike sells with his name on them. Oh well, let’s continue.
Do these people really think George actually constructs the shoes?
That’s because he doesn’t actually make the shoes. In case I wasn’t clear on that point.