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No more Kobe IXs in the SEC Tournament please

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It’s time to throw away those pairs of Kobe IX shoes.

Today, De’Aaron Fox slipped all over the place in the beginning of the game while wearing a pair. He switched to a new pair — a different colorway of the same shoe, for some reason — and held it together a little better, with help from additional Bridgestone Arena floor-wipers that were called in for emergency assistance.

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Now I don’t know why or how I remember this, but James Young was wearing the Kobe IX in the 2014 SEC Tournament. And do you remember how that one ended?

Young slipped and fell on a potential game-winning drive to the basket on the final possession of the game:

Soooooo let’s not wear those in Nashville anymore. They clearly don’t mesh well with the Bridgestone floor.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 Comments for No more Kobe IXs in the SEC Tournament please



  1. not
    9:33 pm March 11, 2017 Permalink

    The James Young fall was in atlanta though



  2. cjruk1
    11:02 pm March 11, 2017 Permalink

    Yup, that was Atlanta.



  3. Kevin C
    11:08 pm March 11, 2017 Permalink

    Ironically, “Must be the shoes” used to be the Nike “Air Jordans” slogan.

  4. At least they look a lot better than those hot pink shoes the Iowa State player was wearing.



  5. henderblue
    11:48 pm March 11, 2017 Permalink

    I absolutely agree with you Drew. Chuck Taylor Converse would be better than those things he had on today



  6. GroundControlToNumber9
    4:56 am March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Clearly James Young was pushed.



  7. GroundControlToNumber9
    4:58 am March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Fox was beastmode today… no shoes could be good enough today.



  8. catsarerunnin
    7:52 am March 12, 2017 Permalink

    Ruby slippers be better?