Firstly, “Manu Ginobli Shoe Explosion” is the name of my 70s funk band.
Secondly, not since LeBron James’ shoes turned to sludge have we seen a pair of sneakers fall apart so helplessly on a basketball court. If you missed it during yesterday’s game, Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs caused his own footwear to split apart from underneath and ride up his leg like he’s wearing kickpads.
Check it out:
I get that cheap (assumedly child) labor is important to the world economy or whatever, but basketball players wear shoes for a living and need something more durable and trustworthy than a wad of old newspapers wrapped around their feet. HOT TAKE ON SPORTS GUYS NEEDING SHOES.