Nike is pulling a shoe after former NBA superstar Allen Iverson, a long-time Reebok sponsor, alleged the shoe was a tribute to him.
Iverson’s lawyer sent a letter to Nike this week objecting to the shoe, according to the Associated Press.
The Zoom Flight 96 collection features a model with the No. 3 – Iverson’s number – on each back heel and the red, white and blue colors of the Philadelphia 76ers.
“Nike has made a business decision to not move forward with the shoe in
the red/blue and white/purple colorways,”
Nike spokesman KeJuan Wilkins said in an email sent to AP.
“However, two colorways inspired by the original 1996 colorways will
still be available for purchase.”
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