Rarely do you see the face of any franchise assuming customer service duties but Michael Jordan seems to have done just that in the wake of a shoe malfunction bearing his iconic name and silhouette.
Last Friday, Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten lost the sole of his right ‘Air Jordan 10’s’ in freakish fashion during the fourth quarter. While trying to drive on the Indiana Pacers‘ Evan Turner, Wroten’s shoe seemingly exploded. Wroten had to head to the locker room and later told the Delaware News Journal “it was more embarrassing than anything.”
But the footwear fallout led to a personal apology from “His Airness” himself. For a player like Wroten who prides himself on having some of the best kicks in the game, this seems like an ideal turn of events. Wroten shared the silver lining with the News Journal, “I got an apology from Jordan. Yeah. … He called my agent.”
You don’t see fans running onto the ice very often during hockey games. After all, scaling the boards can’t be easy and there’s no real exit strategy. But those drawbacks didn’t stop one man at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday, who managed to hop the boards during the Toronto Maple Leafs-Tampa Bay Lightning game and parade across the ice during a timeout. He decided to slide across the faceoff circle for good measure before being hauled off by security.
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