The guy who designs Lebron’s shoes either does or does not rejoice in Derrick Rose’s season-ending injury, linked in some way (apparently) to Rose’s choice of Adidas as his shoe supplier. It sort of depends which tweet you’re looking at.
First, directly following Rose’s injury Saturday: “You got one guy only getting stronger, and one guy breaking down before our very eyes. You chose poorly Pooh… #shouldasignedwithNIKE #GWS”
Next, as hordes of angry fans rebuffed him: “Y‘all take sh#t too serious! Never want to see anyone get hurt- I hope DRose comes back stronger than ever, he’s too good…”
Then, Saturday night: “Just to set the record straight- if you ain’t with me you against me, and if that’s the case I don’t give a F about you!”
The next morning, having apparently changed his mind and tweaked the meaning of ‘tongue in cheek’ to suit him: “Wow! Twitterverse I do apologize. It was really just tongue n cheek! Never meant any harm or disrespect!”
ESPN’s article has the full series and the response from Nike itself.