Jason Petrie snarkily commented that Bulls player Derrick Rose might not have torn his ACL if he hadn’t been wearing the rival brands shoes.
Yahoo is carrying an interesting story about a designer at Nike who sent out what some might call a cheeky remark about a basketball player who got injured. Derrick Rose suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the Chicago Bulls’ 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in a game for their first-round playoff series – and Jason Petrie sent out a tweet suggesting that the player wouldn’t have been injured if he had been wearing other shoes:
From the Twitter account of Jason Petrie, a “senior footwear designer at Nike,” according to LinkedIn, and the designer of the popular Nike basketball sneakers worn and endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James:
Rose, of course, wears and endorses adidas shoes; the Bulls point guard recently signed a 13-year endorsement deal with the shoemaker that, with incentives, could pay him more than $200 million. The intimation, of course, is that Rose wouldn’t have torn a ligament in his left knee if the shoes on his feet when he landed that jump stop were emblazoned with a swoosh. Of course.