A pair of shoes could end up costing the University of Central Florida nearly $2 million a year. UCF promised Marcus Jordan, son of NBA legend Michael Jordan, that he could wear his father's Nike Air Jordan brand for the Knights' basketball team this season. The problem? UCF has an exclusive $1.9 million contract with Adidas that requires all coaches and athletes to use the company's shoes, apparel and game equipment.
the kid shouldn't wear them. These shoe companies spend a lot of money and supply these teams with all kinds of gear.
its should be his choice..this is college you should be able to wear whatever shoes are most comfortable to you..this isnt the nba and int suppossed to be a business for the kids..the kids cant accept any money but they should wear shoes so the school can make millions off of them..come on now..most schools give u the option of wearing whatever shoes you want and this school knew he was gonna wear jordans before he even got there..i dont even know him and i knew he was gonna wear jordans
that's not the way it works though, you should know that. Schools sign these deals with shoe companies to make some money, recieve gear and help with traveling costs. This is the 5th year that ucf has been under contract with addidas. Almost every college in america has a deal with a shoe company. If you go to ucla, you wear addidas. If you go to oregon you wear nike etc. I'm not sure how jordan's kid would enroll at this school and not realize ahead of time that he couldn't wear nike's. Why should he be treated differently from the rest of the team and possibly cost his school millions of dollars?
so how is it his fault when the school told him it would be ok..the athletic director said he talked to the addidas peopel and said that they told him it was ok. if they dont liek a kid wearing shoes then they should just let him out of his scholarship and let him go somewhere else...a kid shouldnt have to be pulled into the politics of schools making money so in no way will i ever put fault on the kid..he never said " hey im gonna wear addidas" he let it be known what he is gonna wear....hes not asking the school to change anything he said what he is gonna wear and didnt make any demands so its up to the school to figure out what they are gonna do
well, if that's true then I didn't know that. If the school said he could wear nike, then it is their fault and they either need to let him out of his scholarship or let him wear his dad's shoes. But are you sure that's the case?
yeah..i was listeing to the dan patrick show this morning...the ad said they talked to addidas when jordan first committed and they said it was cool but now addidas spokesman is saying they enever agreed that it was cool
wow all over some shoes
yeah thats how the shoe companies are..they dont want you wearing anything but the ones that they provide
to me it sounds like a problem with the school. I can't blame the shoe companies because they are paying the school. I can't blame the player if he was told he could wear his dad's shoes. If the school is lying to the player to get him to commit or they are lying to addidas so they can get money, then i put the blame on them, assuming Addidas never said they would allow jordan to wear other shoes.
I put the blame squarely on the coaching staff if they told Marcus that he could wear Jordan brand. Why would they tell him that, when they knew they had a contract to honor with Addidas? This seems like a silly situtation that could've been avoided. It'll be crazy if they end up losing millions of dollars or have to release Jordan from his scholarship over a pair of shoes.