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Memes swamp social media after Duke star cager’s sneaker blowout

/ 02:10 PM February 22, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Memes have stormed social media after Duke University star cager Zion Williamson’s shoe got ripped off during a highly anticipated match against the University of North Carolina (UNC) on Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines).

READ: Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out 

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Less than a minute into the game, Williamson’s shoe, a Nike PG 2.5, got torn apart, resulting in what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski called a “mild knee sprain” in a report by ESPN.com.

Williamson did not return to the game which ended with top-ranked  Duke losing to North Carolina, 72-88.

This prompted an outcry in social media with netizens and some personalities expressing dismay,  while others turned the situation around with comic memes.

Someone apparently made a Twitter account for Williamson’s shoe with handle @ZionSneaker.

“Guys, I’m really sorry. I let us all down, including my main man Zion Williamson,” a tweet attached with the shoe’s photo read.

Another parody account for Williamson’s shoe tweeted, “How should this legally work? Do I sue Zion for tearing me apart? Do I sue Nike for making me so poorly? Does Zion sue me for hurting him? Do the fans sue me for wasting their ticket money?”

Others used GIFs to insert comedy on the incident:

Meanwhile, Nike already released a statement wishing Williamson, a projected top overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, a speedy recovery.

“We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue,” the sports giant said.  / gsg

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