Bad examples Bro.
MJ does what he wants. Nike Marketing has NOTHING to do with Brand Jordan and their Marketing. MJ makes ALL the calls on his line.
No one tells MJ what he needs to wear unless they are pushing upcoming Product and then YES MJ wears it.
GIL NEVER had a Nike signature shoe. So Yeah.. Bad example. The guys you ALL spoke of and probably know didn't have NIKE Signature deals.
A Nike DEAL is VERY different than Nike Signature deals. Most of the players who wear Nikes don't have these Multi Million Dollar Agreements.
They wear the multitude of shoes Nike sends them. Your right. For those players.. NIke could give two poops what they wear because they are wearing what Nike sent them. They are not Marquee Players. Get it?
Steve Nash as you stated had to changed shoes.
So whats next on your reasoning. I could go all day, seeing as I have this info first hand to refute your "claims" its really quite comical.
But hopefully at some point, you may say to yourself OR even verbalize it here and say.. "Oh..you must be right" lol
It makes me really no never mind.. Its more of me Educating you on whats True and Factual. Not what you 'think" is the case.
Yes.. In the end.. Nike controls what Product ALL it's players wear. Gil was a Shoe Free Agent. so he could wear what he wanted. Please understand the facts behind your statements.
If Nike sends Tyson Chandler or Sam Cassel a crap load of Shox and Zoom BBs.. they are in fact controlling what that player wears.
If that player chooses not to wear those.. he can simply go to his Team Equipment Manager and order something else. It simply won't have PE Status and be an SMU (Special Make Up)
Hope that clears alot up for you. I am sure it won't. But hey... you can't say I didn't try to educate you... but at least I tried. Any ignorance of info now is truely on you.
I've pretty much exhausted the information I could provide. Everything else you may come up with HAS to be straight conjecture still.
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