Broken Nike Basketball Shoe Could Be Product Liability Case

By and Steven Sellers | February 22, 2019

  • February 22, 2019 at 8:40 am
    ??? says:
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    I read an article yesterday referencing Zion’s $8 million loss of value insurance policy. Although it only kicks in if he drops passed the 16th pick in the draft…. I would have underwritten that one.. That’s safer money than writing Y2K policies in 1999.

  • February 22, 2019 at 9:39 am
    rob says:
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    this reminds me of that old Flip Wilson skit about the kid who got a new dirt bike and his friend who got a new pair of tennis shoes. They end up having a race, and they’re neck and neck until the one guy collapses. “What happened?” his buddy asks. His buddy responds, “You ever had a blown tennis shoe???”

  • February 22, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    Sneaker says:
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    Maybe if Nike spent more time and money on product quality control than they do on endorsing and funding SJWs, this would not have happened.

    • February 25, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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      How many competitive sports games with how many players happen on a daily basis and Nike has what 75%-90% of all the shoe market? How many similar accidents have occurred in televised/high profile players? I can think of more plane crashes so logic says Nike is doing a fine job. If you think something (anything) can have a 0% failure rate you don’t understand risk and probably shouldn’t be commenting on an insurance industry website!

  • February 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm
    craig cornell says:
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    • February 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm
      Mickey Dee says:
      Hot debate. What do you think?
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      I too heard Kaepernick was going to Malaysia, but just to kneel.

      • February 22, 2019 at 1:54 pm
        ??? says:
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        I guess he’ll go where ever he wants now… With his $80million settlement with the NFL

        • February 22, 2019 at 2:01 pm
          Mickey Dee says:
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          $80 million is one reason why he won’t play in the new football league. The other reason is that he isn’t any good at QB and won’t excel even playing against a bunch of guys who didn’t make the NFL but are still trying.

          • February 22, 2019 at 2:08 pm
            Craig Cornell says:
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            I agree. (Wait for it. Going to get called a “racist” in 3, 2, 1 . . .)

          • February 22, 2019 at 2:34 pm
            ??? says:
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            Kaep doesn’t have the talent to lead another team back to the super bowl…. but Nathan Peterman does.. You can feel however you want about Kaep and his beliefs, but the guy could start on a good number of the NFL rosters today.. Redskins, Bills, Dolphins, 49ers, Ravens, Cardinals, Giants, Bengals, Bucs… The current talent level of starting NFL QBs is why he got paid the 80 mill.

          • February 22, 2019 at 2:54 pm
            Mickey Dee says:
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            ??? I agree only with the first part of your comment. Kaep no longer has the talent to be a starting NFL QB, unless the team wants to tank next year for a crack at the college QBs entering the draft. He had one good year and then washed out. What makes you think he can play at a top level after sitting out and not playing for over 2 years?

      • February 22, 2019 at 1:58 pm
        Jack King says:
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        Actually, Kaepernick won’t do a thing as Nike already has him in their pocket.

        • February 25, 2019 at 12:36 pm
          Agent says:
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          Haven’t bought a Nike product in many years. They failed at the golf equipment business since no one would buy their clubs. Shirts were crap with weird materials and colors. Give me Under Armor anytime.

          • February 25, 2019 at 1:11 pm
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            I’m with you on the golf stuff, Agent. Their clubs were crap, their clothing doesn’t compare to other industry leaders, and their golf shoes fell apart. I was never a fan of Nike entering the golf business. But, I do still collect Michael Jordan shoes. The retros this year have been fantastic!

    • February 26, 2019 at 3:24 pm
      Craig Cornell says:
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      The expression that “the Left killed comedy” goes along with the fact that the Left no longer has a sense of humor. Look at the Down votes! But OF COURSE Nike does not use child labor. Geez.

      C’mon, lefties. You gotta admit the idea of Colin K. being shipped over to kick ass on child labor is pretty funny. Stop being offended by everything; try to laugh a little. I promise you, AOC will save the planet even if you laugh once in a while.

  • February 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm
    Jack King says:
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    I am curious to know if the sneakers were new or not. I read that Zion plays hard in practice and really stresses his sneakers. If the sneakers were old and used, it may just have been wear and tear.

  • February 25, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    CO_yeti says:
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    In reality he would never sue even if he broke his leg because he’d still be a lottery pick and would be looking for a Nike endorsement.

    In theory there are some interesting thoughts. He didn’t purchase those shoes. He was required to wear them by Duke as a condition of being on the team, but yet is not an employee or subject to work comp law…

  • February 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm
    Bill says:
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    Thanks to the clever and original thinkers who turned an insurance story into a political rant. We don’t have enough political rants these days, so I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say Bravo! Well done! I hear minds all around the planet changing to your world views with just a single post on social media.



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