Tony Wroten Recieves Apology From Michael Jordan For Shoe Mishap

3-21-2014 3-34-17 PM

This is the third time in nearly two weeks where an NBA player’s Nike shoes tore apart during a game. Both Manu Ginobili and Andrew Bogut experienced problems with their fly kicks, but enough was enough when Tony Wroten made highlight reels for the wrong reason.

“It was more embarrassing than anything,” Wroten said. “But things happen. I got an apology from Jordan.”

The shooting guard for the Philadelphia 76ers pivoted and spun away from the baseline when the sole of his Air Jordan 10 “varsity red” sneaker fell apart during the loss against the Indiana Pacers. The play was briefly paused while Wroten ran back to the locker room to retrieve a black pair.

Wroten is currently signed for $1.2 million next season and the Sixers own a team option for $2.1 million in 2015-16. However, the team is just shy of achieving a new NBA record for the longest single-season losing streak.