R.I.P. James McAdoo’s Nike shoes.
Top 10 nationally ranked high school player James McAdoo experienced a most unfortunate event: In a recent Norfolk Christian High School game, his Nike shoes blew the hell up.
Wearing the $125 Nike Hyperdunk 2010 model in a Norfolk Christian uniform matching white and purple colorway, McAdoo’s Swoosh-backed sneakers looked fine until it appears the foam midsole cracked and ripped off halfway down the shoe giving his feet some unanticipated extra air circulation. The damage to his Nike shoe was so bad, the entire bottom sole had to be reattached to the upper with athletic tape as a temporary measure so McAdoo could continue playing.
McAdoo, who’s uncle is NBA hall of famer Bob McAdoo, is signed to play at the University of North Carolina this coming fall. Last summer, McAdoo led the inaugural FIBA Americas U16 Mens team to a gold medal and became the youngest recipient of USA Basketball’s Male Athlete of the Year Award (previously given out to the likes of Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan and Carmelo Anthony).
Coupled with the in-game image of James McAdoo continuing to play in his blown out Nike shoes, CounterKicks has also provided images below of what the Nike Hyperdunk 2010 is supposed to look like when it’s not ripped up, wrapped in tape, and hours away from being thrown into a green high school dumpster.
Let’s just hope in a few years that McAdoo doesn’t have to experience the same humiliation in the NBA as Matt Bonner and his New Balance shoes did recently.
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