02/20 21:25 CST Duke star Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out
Duke star Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) --- Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the
North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out
during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession.
Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly and falling
when his left shoe fell apart as he planted while dribbling near the free throw
line Wednesday night.
Williamson, the ACC's second-leading scorer at 22.4 points per game and
arguably the most exciting player in college basketball, walked off with a
slight limp but under his own power before heading back to the locker room with
no shoes on his feet.
Duke is four years into a 12-year deal with Nike as the exclusive supplier of
uniforms, shoes and apparel. The private school didn't disclose terms of the
2015 contract extension.
Nike has had an exclusive deal with the university since 1992.
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