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.
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.