Nike 'wardrobe malfunction' causes stock and memes to drop
Duke star Zion Williamson's bizarre injury has everyone waiting for other shoe to drop
Zion Williamson, the Duke University basketball star and prospective No. 1 NBA draft pick, didn't just have a wardrobe malfunction.
He had a wardrobe explosion.
No. 1-ranked Duke was playing host to arch-rival North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday, but it seems Williamson was the one with "tar in his heels."
Just 33 seconds into the game Williamson's shoe, a Nike PG 2.5, broke apart when he planted his heel.
Zion Williamson goes down and his foot rips through his shoes😳 <br><br>Via <a href="https://twitter.com/gswchris?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@gswchris</a> <a href="https://t.co/x0LOJSZXtQ">pic.twitter.com/x0LOJSZXtQ</a>—@RTNBA
The team said Thursday Williamson is day to day with a mild right knee sprain. So while it looks like Williamson will be all right, but Nike's stock was limping.
What was on the rise was the number and quality of memes about the situation.
A new slogan?
NIKE: Just blew it! <a href="https://t.co/UcAqrSd8vY">pic.twitter.com/UcAqrSd8vY</a>—@sonicsguy
The same thing happened to rapper Bow Wow when he was trying to be "Like Mike."
Zion Williamson blew out his shoe like Lil Bow wow in the movie Like Mike <a href="https://t.co/sTIu7KvOlZ">pic.twitter.com/sTIu7KvOlZ</a>—@marcusrrrrr
*Zion breaks through his shoe*<br><br>Nike Stock: <a href="https://t.co/QD1NCbNNVv">pic.twitter.com/QD1NCbNNVv</a>—@1StringSports
Just try exploding through a Timbaland boot, Zion, we dare you.
Zion Williamson has a new shoe that is up to the task <br>Th Timberland 2019 ! <a href="https://t.co/PgAWaaQ6Mi">pic.twitter.com/PgAWaaQ6Mi</a>—@mares62J
In other news, the 44th president of the United States was at the game and we love puns.