July 14, 2011 BY John Kim
Kobe Bryant’s got a lot of pride, especially for his own signature line of shoes. In late 2010, Kobe Bryant sent a message to Reebok endorsee John Wall who was on schedule to miss his eighth straight game due to injury: “Buy Nikes”. The Black Mamba continued his role as Nike pitchman when he recently made comments about the adidas Crazy light, saying “if you want to break your foot, wear that [expletive]” after pridefully point down at his feet and his Nike Zoom Kobe VI. Later on, after a player wearing the adidas Crazy Light missed an easy, two-handed dunk, Kobe provided his own analysis on the missed slam: “It’s the shoes!”. He then laughed hysterically into the microphone. Kobe might have a point, however; Derrick Rose, who wore the Crazy Light during the 2011 Playoffs, injured his foot, and reverted to the adiRose 1.5 upon his return, and the Bulls eventually lost to the Heat. What do you think of Kobe’s antics? An employee of Nike just doing his job, or a former adidas employee being a little too mischievous for your taste? Check out the video below and let us know what you think. via Complex.