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Nike designer mocks Derrick Rose’s injury, connects it to signing with Adidas, because people are terrible

Apr 29, 2012, 11:28 AM EDT

Derrick Rose AP

Update: The designer, who built LeBron’s shoes, I might add, has apologized on Twitter.


Saturday night after Derrick Rose tore his ACL and was rendered out for the season, a Nike designer tweeted the following regarding Derrick Roe and his association with adidas:

You got one guy only getting stronger, and one guy breaking down before our very eyes. You chose poorly Pooh… #shouldasignedwithNIKE #GWS

via Twitter / @sevenzro1: You got one guy only getti ….

See, the hashtag is nice, because we couldn’t pick up what he was trying to say otherwise. It clearly designates his position on the issue. Granted, he’s the only person on the planet who would connect which shoe company he chose with a series of injuries, but still, it’s nice that he gave the blueprint for just what he was trying to say. The most amazing part? As of 11:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, after Yahoo! Sports posted on it, he still hasn’t deleted the tweets.

Not only that, but cruise on over to that Yahoo! link and check out his defense of his position. He’s playing the “I”m outlandish and if y’all don’t like it, too bad!” card which works, if, you know, you’re a civil rights activist or even a shock jock radio host. But if you’re some dude on the internet that’s making fun of a player for enduring a serious injury when you work for a company that deals with professional athletes, that’s not such a good look.

Rose suffered a terrible injury. It’s a freak injury. These things happen to Nike guys, to Gatorade guys, to Powerade guys, to everyone. And this approach isn’t going to win him any favors with anyone… least of all his bosses at Nike.

  1. ishudbgm - Apr 29, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Ray Allen wears his sneakers 3 sizes bigger because of foot problems and he wears Jordans. After Drose injury guess Nike will jack the prices of the LBJ and Kobe sneaker up…..oh wait they already have!!!! SMH,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-463230/pgid-578501,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-463147/pgid-578503

  2. keyo84 - Apr 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM

    what’s crazy is when it happened I wondered could it be the world’s lightest b ball shoe that’s responsible for all his injuries (shumpert wears same shoes)

  3. 1972wasalongtimeago - Apr 30, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Notice the name of the guy who did it isn’t mentioned. But LeBron’s is. Hmmmmmmmm.

  4. lakerluver - Apr 30, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Did Nike can that arsehole yet?!

  5. fouldwimmerlaik - Apr 30, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Twitter is fertile breeding ground for stupid.

  6. nagaswan - Apr 30, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Everyone offended is an idiot. Especially YOU!

  7. gmsingh - Apr 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    That guy is just running interference for LeBron, so people can’t say LeBron is the lamest thing about NIke.

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