October 26, 2009, - 4:13 pm
This is what happens when a gazillionaire pro athlete spoils his kid and the kid can’t play basketball worth a crap but can play drama queen with the best of ’em.
Call him “Air Spoiled-an“:
Michael Jordan’s son Marcus, a freshman guard at Central Florida, is refusing to wear shoes made by Adidas, which has a six-year, $3 million contract with the university for all of its sports. He said he would wear only his father’s Nike Air Jordans. The university said it was working with Adidas “in determining how this unique set of circumstances will work for both parties.”
It’s incredible. Clearly, this snot-nosed kid isn’t a great player . . . or he’d have a full ride to a great basketball school, not Podunk U amidst the swampwater infested with alligators and a growing python community. The only reason this is even a story is because of his last name and sperm donor. That the college is even “working” with this idiot on this “issue” is absurd.
The school should be telling this kid he’s free to wear Air Jordans . . . when he’s relaxing in his dorm room while a paid tutor writes his papers and takes his exams, while he’s having sex with countless future Air Jordan babymams, or on the basketball team of some other college. If wearing Nike shoes on the court was that important to him, he should have signed with a school that has a contract with Nike.
Michael Jordan, his father, should have an iota of class and tell his son to drink a glass of shut up juice. Sadly, pere Jordan–who may have all the money and mansions in the world–is lacking in even that iota. That’s why his kid turned out this way.
And now this stunt may cost the school millions, for which I couldn’t care less, since they are allowing this tantrum to go on and fueling it.
Michael Jordan’s son, Marcus, could cost the University of Central Florida nearly $3 million by insisting on wearing his father’s brand of Nikes as a freshman basketball player, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
The reason? UCF has an exclusive, multimillion-dollar deal with Adidas that requires all of its coaches and athletes to use Adidas shoes and equipment.
After spreading around that kind of cash, Adidas is not too happy with the 18-year-old son of the Chicago Bulls legend hitting the boards in Nike Air Jordan’s.
But Marcus says he’s not budging.
“When I was being recruited, we talked about it,” he tells the paper. “They said they had talked to the Adidas people, and it wasn’t going to be a problem. I think everybody understands how big of a deal it is for my family.”
How big of a deal it is for his family?! Hilarious. It’s a fricking shoe with a swoosh or stripes. Apparently his family worships at the United Church of Swoosh Shoe Insignias.
The Adidas company, however, tells the Sentinel that there has been no compromise over the issue and that the contract, which expires next year, is “currently under review.”
Nike, which already has deals with the University of Florida, Florida State and Miami, has not expressed interest in taking over the UCF contract, the Sentinel reports.
Ridiculous. Grow up, Marcus Jordan.
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