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Michael Jordan Apologizes After Tony Wroten’s Nike Sole Falls Off

By 03.20.14

Tony Wroten, Evan Turner

Within the last week, Sixers guard Tony Wroten became the third NBA player this year to have his sneaker self-combust in the middle of a game. During Indiana’s visit to Philly last Friday, Wroten’s sole fell right off a pair of his Air Jordan 10 “varsity red” kicks originally released in 2005. It was the third sneaker to self-destruct this season and led to some pun-tastic Post headlines — though we abstained. Now it seems the man the sneaker brand is named after, Michael Jordan, has personally apologized for the now-defunct sneaker.

By way of For The Win, comes the report from the Delaware News Journal, MJ called Wroten’s agent to apologize for the incident:

“It was more embarrassing than anything,” Wroten said Wednesday. “But things happen. I got an apology from Jordan. Yeah. … He called my agent.”

In case you forgot, here’s how the sole fell off.

Not a particularly cavalier cut by Wroten, but all of a sudde, the sneaker shed it’s sole. We gotta run now, though, because we’re trying to cut the soles out of a pair of Nike’s so MJ calls our agent.*

*Note, we are just a humble basketball blogger without an agent, or a pair of Nike’s that are in anything but peak condition. #TeamNike

(Delaware News Journal; H/T FTW)

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