Duke basketball star Zion Williamson’s shoe ripping apart during the first minute of one of the most highly anticipated college games of the season caused a knee injury, a lost game and a $1 billion stock drop for Nike.
“He’s a big guy with a fast and aggressive playing style,” Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads attorney Steven Pachman, who focuses on defending concussion lawsuits, said. “This defense probably does not hold water. Nike designed the basketball shoes knowing they will be subject to severe wear and tear. … It would be tough to say they couldn’t have foreseen this.”
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