I never said there was anything wrong with donating to charity. Many props to you. Ignoring when I brought up that being the reason you have some of these experiences, is why I called you out. Anyone can donate to their NBA organizations and attend events, etc. NYC is perfect for those things, been to plenty myself there.
Everyone wants to have great things, meet great people and enjoy their lives in a positive way.
However, stating after the fact you knew they were going to release is completely irrelevant. Why even say that on this board? If you would've given people a heads up then you'd have all the attention in the world from the sneaker community. Probably 10x's the social media follows as well. Clearly you love the attention from your shoes and samples, and you would've proven everyone wrong and gotten what you wanted in the first place...attention.
Do I believe you knew? Absolutely not.