When you look at season-ending [knee ligament] injuries, there’s usually a really sharp deceleration and there’s no place for those forces to go,” Ford said.
Basketball shoes are engineered, he Nike Air Max 90 Damen Pink said, to provide enough friction to allow players to stop quickly and change direction, and to distribute the corresponding forces across the lower Adidas Superstar Mujer body. But in the thousands of tests Ford and his research team have conducted on all manner of athletic shoes, none of them ripped like the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson’s.“Shoes have to be designed really well, and they are,” Ford said. “We’ve studied thousands of movements from athletes in all types of different shoes and never had that happen.”
The NBA late Thursday officially submitted a Nike Air Max 95 Mujer proposal to the National Basketball Players Association to lower the league’s draft age to 18 from 19, according to USA Today. Had the proposal been in effect before this season, it would have allowed Williamson to enter the directly from high school rather than making him the latest in a line of “one Nike Air Max 2016 Mujer and done” players who spend a single year in college to fulfill the age requirement.
Commissioner Adam Silver has said he wants the league to be rid of the age limit by 2022, so teams can have time to adjust and scout younger players. The league in 2020 will begin offering elite post-high school prospects “select contracts” worth $125,000 to play a single season in the developmental G League rather than play college basketball.Very little sidetracks Nike Air Max Command Damen the sports apparel machine that is Nike Air Max 95 Femme Nike, but the sight of one of its shoes disintegrating as a rising basketball superstar fell to the floor clutching his knee appears to have done it, sending the company’s stock down in trading Thursday.
At the closing bell, the apparel and fashion giant’s stock was down 1.05 percent, trading at $83.95 per share, less than a dollar off Wednesday’s closing Nike Air Max 270 Mujer price of $84.84.
The slide came after Duke’s Zion Williamson injured himself as his Nike PG 2.5 shoe burst open during the Blue Devils’ prime-time game Wednesday night against North Carolina. Williamson drove right and tried to spin back left, planting his left foot hard into the floor at Cameron Indoor Stadium. But the cloth side of the shoe ripped clean away from the foam Nike M2k Tekno Homme sole and Williamson, a surefire top NBA draft choice, slid to the floor clutching his right knee.
Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski called the injury a “minor knee sprain" and Nike Air VaporMax Mujer said the joint was “stable.” The team announced late Thursday afternoon that Williamson suffered a Grade 1 sprain to his right knee, that he is “progressing as expected” and will be day-to-day. But the incident led some analysts to call for Williamson to sit out the remainder of the season even if his knee is healthy to protect his draft stock.
The repercussions for Nike also were immediate, if not severe. That was better than the dire prediction from Sonny Vaccaro, Nike Air Max 1 Femme a veteran shoe executive, who said Wednesday night (via Yahoo’s Pete Thamel) that video of the moment was “already all over the world while we’re still watching the game he got hurt in. They’re going to show it until we die.”
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