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Michael Jordan calls Tony Wroten after bad shoe

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Philadelphia 76er Tony Wroten had a bit of a wardrobe malfunction in a game against the Indiana Pacers last week — but it earned a phone call from Michael Jordan himself.

In the fourth quarter, the sole of his Air Jordan shoe popped off in the middle of the game. Wroten continued to finish out the play with one shoe and then ran off to the locker room to swap kicks.

And M.J. himself apparently called up Wroten’s agent to personally apologize for the shoe problem.

“It was more embarrassing than anything,” Wroten told the News Journal. “But things happen. I got an apology from Jordan. Yeah … he called my agent.”

Wroten is known around the NBA as a bit of a shoe collector, and the ones that fell apart were a pair of Air Jordan 10 “varsity red” sneakers, which were first released in 2005. Fox Sports

This is the fourth time in a few weeks than an NBA player had an issue with Nike shoes coming apart. 


Whatever new process Nike is using to manufacture shoes should be expunged immediately.

I wonder what Sandy Dover thinks of this. – AL

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