Duke basketball star Zion Williamson’s shoe ripping apart during the first minute of one of the most highly anticipated college games of the season caused a knee injury, a lost game and a $1 billion stock drop for Nike. But, according to several attorneys, one thing the incident is unlikely to spark is a lawsuit.
The incident happened Feb. 20 during a high-profile game against Duke’s bitter rival, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Video of the incident shows Williamson, who is widely anticipated to be the NBA’s No. 1 draft pick, attempting to stop abruptly while dribbling at the top of the key, but, instead of stopping, his left foot broke through the Nike PG 2.5 shoe he was wearing. Williamson then fell to the ground, clutching his knee. He was later found to have sustained a sprain.
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