Posts Tagged ‘Nike

10
Jun
09

Gortat’s Tat Causes Execs to Say “F That”

090609-marcin-gortat-200bknPolish-born reserve center Marin Gortat is expected to get even more playing time as the NBA Finals continue, being tasked with the difficult task of trying to stop Lamar Odom, but with the added playing time comes a larger lens focusing on him, something his sponsors at Reebok are a bit concerned about. Gortat, you see, has a tattoo on his calf, and the cameras seem to find it fairly regularly; unfortunately for Reebok, it’s a tattoo of Michael Jordan’s Nike logo. Last weekend Gortat received a phone call from someone at Reebok asking him to either wear his socks up higher or put makeup on the tattoo so that it wouldn’t be seen on television. 

“They called and said I had to do something about it, but that ain’t going to happen. I’ve been wearing it 4-5 years now, and it helped me get to the NBA,” said Gortat. “They didn’t say anything about it when I signed the contract, so it’s not going anywhere. I don’t think they are paying me enough to take it off.”

090609-gortat-tattoo-200bknConsidering that he’s a semi-scrubby backup center, it’s doubtful that his deal with Reebok provides much in the way of spending money, so there probably isn’t much financial incentive there for him.

“I’ve heard from other people that even other players, if they don’t know my name, they know I’m the big white guy with the Jordan tattoo,” Gortat said. “I like that. Reebok will have to get used to that.”

Now, me, I’d like to be known for my play on the court, but sure, being known for a tattoo works too…

Meanwhile, Nike must be loving this, they get free publicity and they don’t even need to toss any free sneakers at Gortat. Win-Win.

[Fanhouse]

21
Jan
09

Teen Wolf Kicks are AWESOME

In an effort to make me buy their shoes over my preferred New Balances, Nike has released a new limited edition series of shoes called the Nike Media pack inspired by the movies Teen Wolf, Hoosiers and White Men Can’t Jump. While the WMCJ and Hoosiers ones are alright, they aren’t anything super awesome, but it is the Teen Wolf ones that stole my heart. Featuring a fur lined outside AND a fur insole they are simply dope, not to mention Stilesing styling in the Beavers’ team colors.

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Oh man, those are SO AWESOME! I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT I WANT!

The shoes are going to be available in limited supply exclusively at the House of Hoops locations in NYC, LA and Chicago. To anyone reading out there who wants to make my otherwise depressingly sad life better, these would make a delightful pick-me-up. I wear a size 10.

[The Sporting News]

29
Dec
08

These Clown Shoes Are Konkles

I imagine for a professional basketball player having your own Nike shoe is a great honor; after all, they are the brand of Michael Jordan. Kids across the world would be desperately wanting to wear your shoes (while other kids would be stitching them together obviously).

These, however would not be my choice for my show line. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kevin Durant’s clown shoes.

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Now, to be fair, if I were looking for an awesome shoe to wear for Halloween events or perhaps was needing something for a brief moonwalk, I would absolutely consider these. On the basketball court though, I’m not so sure. How do you not even trip over these, that toe looks HUGE right?

I wear a size 10. I will wear these all the time.

[Fan IQ]

07
Nov
08

Reebok Swoops in on Nike’s Miscue

I bet you thought the story of Arien O’Connell, the school teacher who won but didn’t win, but then became “a” winner of the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco was over, but guess what, it ain’t! Seeing how their rival company kept botching the story, and seeing an opportunity to make a little publicity of their own, Reebok stepped in yesterday and surprised O’Connell at her school presenting her with a special trophy, free shoes every month for a year, t-shirts for all her students and a $2,500 donation to her school. And just to stick it in Nike’s ass a little more, the inscription on the trophy read: “Winner and Heroine of Non-Elite Runners Everywhere.” Nicely done Reebok, you do a good thing and you get to piss off Nike. Well played.

23
Oct
08

When a Win Isn’t a Win *(UPDATE)*

Due to an outpouring of negative responses from media and the general populace at Nike’s doucherie, they have changed their minds regarding Arien O’Connell and have declared her to be “a” winner in the Nike Women’s Marathon. Since they already awarded winner’s awards to another, despite that woman finishing 11 minutes behind O’Connell, she is only declared a winner as opposed to THE winner, which of course, she is. O’Connell will receive the same prize money and trophy as the “elite” runner did and to make sure that this embarrassment never happens to Nike again, they’ve opted to eliminate the elite runner category and everyone will start at the same time next year. At least the right thing was eventually done, it’s just a shame that Nike had essentially to be shamed into doing it.

[San Francisco Gate]




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