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February 14, 2020

Michael Avenatti found guilty of trying to extort Nike

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm February 14, 2020 2/14/20

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It probably won’t come as a surprise, but this afternoon, a federal jury convicted Michael Avenatti of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal how the company moved money through the grassroots EYBL basketball league. He was found guilty on all three counts and the charges carry a combined…

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January 30, 2020

LOOK: Kentucky will wear Nike’s new self-lacing shoes vs. Auburn

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00pm January 30, 2020 1/30/20

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A year ago, Kentucky was one of the first teams to try out Nike’s new self-lacing shoes, the Adapt BBs. On Saturday vs. Auburn, they’ll try out the new version, the Adapt BB 2.0s. John Calipari surprised the team with the new sneakers tonight: ? @UKCoachCalipari hooked us up with some new exclusives ??#KentuckyKicks #BBN…

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October 4, 2019

LOOK: Kentucky Drops New Wildcat-Themed Nike Shoe

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm October 4, 2019 10/4/19

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Looking to add some more blue and white to your wardrobe? Or maybe just looking for some fresh kicks? Well, the University of Kentucky has you covered with a brand new Wildcat-themed Nike shoe. As a special event item, UK has teamed up with Fanatics and Nike to drop the ‘Kentucky Wildcats Nike React Element…

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September 8, 2019

John Calipari responds to Michael Avenatti’s Nike allegations

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:21pm September 8, 2019 9/8/19

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In August, Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne’s name was mentioned in documents controversial attorney Michael Avenatti submitted to federal court to support his claims Nike paid players to attend schools it sponsors. According to the exhibits, Payne had a conversation with Nike EYBL director Carlton DeBose, who told the Kentucky assistant which EYBL coaches he…

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August 20, 2019

Avenatti claims Nike started courting Emoni Bates in middle school

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am August 20, 2019 8/20/19

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Michael Avenatti’s War on Nike was back in the news yesterday as new texts suggest the shoe company started courting Emoni Bates when he was only 13 years old. Last week, Yahoo Sports released a series of texts between Nike EYBL executives from February 2017 discussing deals for three players: Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford, and…

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August 13, 2019

Nike to release UK edition of React Element 55

Drew Franklin 5:00pm August 13, 2019 8/13/19

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The very popular Nike React Element 55 comes in every colorway imaginable, and now there is even a University of Kentucky version. UK joined the sneaker’s ‘NCAA Pack,’ a collection a college-themed shoes that includes Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Oregon, Florida State and UNC. The ‘NCAA Pack’ is set to release in time for the start…

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July 22, 2019

LOOK: Kentucky Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 released

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:43am July 22, 2019 7/22/19

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Need some new shoes? Nike just released a special edition line of their Air Zoom Pegasus 36 running shoes for college football season, and Kentucky made the cut. The Cats are among seven SEC schools to get a special edition shoe, which retails on Nike’s website for $130. Here’s the men’s version: According to UK, there’s…

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February 22, 2019

Calipari said Zion Williamson would blow out any shoe

Drew Franklin 2:49pm February 22, 2019 2/22/19

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The whole world seems to be talking about Zion Williamson and his faulty shoes, so it’s only normal that John Calipari weighed in on the biggest story in college basketball. Jerry Tipton asked Cal what went through his mind when he saw the play, considering Kentucky is a Nike school, to which Cal said it’s…

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February 5, 2019

LOOK: Kentucky Basketball to wear Nike Adapt Self-Lacing Shoes

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:45pm February 5, 2019 2/5/19

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Remember the Nike self-tying shoes De’Aaron Fox helped debut last month? Based on this video from the Kentucky Basketball Twitter account, it looks like the Wildcats will get to wear the Nike Adapt BBs tonight vs. South Carolina: ??? pic.twitter.com/X2612q4q7B — Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 5, 2019 How do the shoes work? The laces tighten via…

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