Might Kevin Durant’s footwear have partially been accountable for his harm throughout pregame warmups on Wednesday night time?
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith questioned the Phoenix Suns participant’s alternative in footwear on First Tackle Thursday morning, questioning if his sneakers might have contributed to his harm.
“I acquired this downside,” Smith stated on his present. “And I simply wish to say this, and once more, hear, I am a fan of Nike. Nike’s the crème de la crème, I get all of that. All proper, however I’ve acquired to let you know one thing proper now.
“I’ve by no means preferred KD’s sneakers! Ever! From the standpoint of them being low tops … no matter occurred to protecting wrapping your ankle? I am not saying he would not wrap it up as a result of clearly he does. However I am simply saying, my Lord! I simply take a look at a grueling NBA schedule, operating up and down the basketball courtroom. How bodily the sport will be, how a lot you utilize your legs, clearly. Your minimize, you make sharp cuts, you are leaping, you are coming down. All of this different stuff.
“I’ve always, all through the years, I’ve by no means preferred the truth that I at all times noticed him with low tops. I am not speaking concerning the high quality of the Nike sneaker or the KD 15-whatever the hell they’re referred to as nowadays, I am simply saying no matter occurred to excessive tops? No matter occurred to having sneakers that wrap your ankles slightly bit so we do not see the type of stuff, to not say that that may’t occur … I am simply saying, My God! Put on a sneaker that is considerably extra protecting than those that he usually wears, as a result of I do not suppose they’re.”
The Suns issued a press release Thursday that Durant could be re-evaluated in three weeks.
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Durant debuted his new Nike KD 15 basketball footwear in his first recreation for the Suns in his first recreation for Phoenix on March 1, a 105-91 win over the Hornets in Charlotte.
Sports activities Illustrated spotlighted the shoe in a latest story, writing: “Since its debut final spring, the Nike KD 15 has been a favourite amongst followers and athletes alike. The efficiency basketball footwear carry out remarkably effectively on the courtroom and are straightforward to put on exterior of the fitness center.”
Smith wasn’t impressed with Durant’s footwear, judging from his feedback on First Take.
“The underside line is I simply checked out it and the very first thing I assumed to my thoughts was them rattling sneakers,” he stated.
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