But, I digress.
Basketball shoes are fun because they make situations like the one Orlando Magic shooting guard Mickael Pietrus is currently facing possible.
Imagine the hyperbole of a man clad in Bryant-approved footwear locking down the prolific scorers, thus making said shoes slightly less marketable. NBA commissioner David Stern just wouldn't have it.Pietrus said he has worn a pair of basketball shoes that Bryant endorses during games but will not do so for his NBA Finals match-up against the Lakers. "I have some at my house, but I'm going to play with Michael Jordan shoes," Pietrus said.
It involves asking nicely.
Mickael Pietrus will ditch Kobe-endorsed shoes for NBA Finals (Orlando Sentinel)"The only thing I can do is try to minimize his touches in the fourth quarter," Pietrus said. "He's a tremendous player and those guys you can not stop them. So maybe I can say, 'Hey, stop, Kobe! Yo! Stop!' Maybe that's the only way I can stop him. 'Stop for a minute!'"