Zion Williamson shoe explodes: Duke’s Zion Williamson thanks Nike for making him stronger shoes

Duke University’s Zion Williamson is finally back on the court following a month-long injury spurred by a burst Nike shoe. Williamson and coach Mike Krzyzewski shared some insights into the making of Williamson’s new shoes during a post-game press conference Thursday. 

Williamson was famously knocked to the ground with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out less than a minute into the game against arch-rival North Carolina Feb. 20. Nike said in a statement that it was “concerned” and was “working to identify the issue.”

The freshman sensation made his return wearing a modified version of Kyrie Irving’s 4 model Nikes, rather than the Paul George’s 2.5 model that failed him the last time. He was, of course, asked many…

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