Douglas on Williamson: 'I might not wear Nike's for awhile'

Would you consider another shoe brand after Williamson incident?

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
February 21, 2019 - 1:21 pm

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Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson left Wednesday's game against North Carolina after only 36 seconds in what Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski called a mild calf strain.

Williamson's Nike shoe appeared to break at the seams causing the potential No. 1 pick in this year's NBA Draft to fall.

Are you now considering leaving Nike for a different shoe brand after seeing what happened to Zion?

The Morning Show's Hugh Douglas said if he were Williamson, he would be hesitant to wear the company's shoe again.

"I might not wear Nike's for awhile," Douglas said. "I might play in some shoes I played in before in the past, that I know are sturdy. I'm not getting nothing new; not nothing new for awhile. I'm going to be a little superstitious for awhile."

According to ESPN host Jay Williams, Nike's stock has already taken a hit which means billions of dollars lost for the shoe company.

"It's just a bad look (for Nike)," Douglas continued. "Out of all the cats out there that had on Nike, for his shoe to malfunction? It just kind of makes you go 'hmm.'

Conversations have already started on whether Williamson, who will have an MRI later this afternoon, could have a potential legal case against Nike,

"You got to recall those shoes or something. You got to pull those like a recall on a bad engine on a car," Hugh said. "That (shoe) broke on the side. It wasn't even like he tore through the shoe like his foot was too big or something. It tore on the side, look like by the seam."

"Yeah, I'm suing Nike."