Zion Williamson: College basketball star suffers injury when his shoe explodes

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US TV sports broadcasts zoomed in on the incident in the college basketball game between Williamson's Duke team and North Carolina. With that being said just how crooked the whole NCAA business is ... How many of you know who he is, or would be willing to shell out a mortgage payment to see him play for Georgetown? "We missed him today".

Paul George said Thursday that he reached out to Nike to find out "what went wrong" with his PG 2.5 signature shoe that Zion Williamson was wearing when he injured his knee on Wednesday. The blue rubber sole ripped loose from the white shoe and Williamson's foot came all the way through the large gap.

"We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery". It said it was "working to identify the issue". He suffered what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski described as a "mild right knee sprain" when that leg tried to find enough balance to counter the crumpling left.

The Battle for Tobacco Road has more weight this season than it has in recent memory, as No. 1 Duke is hosting No. 8 North Carolina.

Florida State senior center Christ Koumadje has delivered his first two career double-doubles in his last two outings, helping the Seminoles extend their winning streak to a school-record tying seven straight ACC games.

RJ Barrett matched a season best with 33 points, and teammate Cameron Reddish had a season-high 27 - but the rest of the team combined for just 12 points. Zion was looked at as a potential top five pick. The Tar Heels never trailed, pushed their lead to 22 on Johnson's layup with about 16 minutes left and held on.

"I loved my experience in college", he said.

"Because he got hurt?"

"Obviously when I was at that age, you know, you enjoy the moment, you enjoy the experience and all that". "Even if they would've had the National Basketball Association rule, I still would've came to college". North Carolina ran away for an easy 88-72 win.

"We've always had our destiny in front of us", Maye said.

Nike is playing damage control after Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson tore his sneaker in a game Wednesday evening.

DURHAM, N.C. - The world's most infamous pair of basketball shoes just sat there, tucked in purgatory beneath the Duke Blue Devils bench.

The triple-double by Duke freshman RJ Barrett in Saturday's win over NC State (23 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assits) was the first by an ACC player since Bruce Brown of Miami had 10 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds against Gardner-Webb on November 10, 2017.

Following the game, Krzyzewski said Williamson would be evaluated Thursday and a timeline for his return would be determined then.

It was a jarring sight to see for the presumptive No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

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