A few days back, Tony Wroten became the latest player to experience a shoe malfunction this season, when the sole of what he was wearing against the Pacers came apart and caused him to head to the locker room to secure a replacement.
Wroten is a sneakerhead of sorts, and as such was rocking a retro version of the Jordan 10 — a stylish shoe to be sure, but being a retro issue, it was one not made for the rigors of the NBA game.
These are the risks one takes when choosing to be fashionable, but still, the one whose name is on the shoe was a little embarrassed by what he saw, and reached out to Wroten with an apology.
Tony Wroten said he received an apology from Michael Jordan after one of the 76ers guard’s Nike basketball shoes fell apart during a loss against the Indiana Pacers on Friday in Philadelphia.
“It was more embarrassing than anything,” Wroten said Wednesday. “But things happen. I got an apology from Jordan. Yeah. … He called my agent.”
Even though it’s been more than 10 years since Michael Jordan played in the NBA, he’s widely viewed by younger players currently in the game as the greatest of all time. It means the world to hear from him in any capacity — even though he was likely taking a light-hearted approach here by apologizing for something which clearly wasn’t his (or the shoe company that bears his name’s) fault.