Michael Jordan Apologized to Tony Wroten for Exploding Air Jordan Sneaker

by March 20, 2014

Philadelphia Sixers guard Tony Wroten made headlines last Friday when the sole of his Air Jordan X sneaker blew up in a game against the Indiana Pacers. It was such a big deal, that Michael Jordan felt compelled to apologize to Wroten for the wardrobe malfunction. Per the Delaware News Journal:

“It was more embarrassing than anything,” Wroten said Wednesday. “But things happen. I got an apology from Jordan. Yeah. … He called my agent.”

Wroten, who is known around the NBA for his vast shoe collection, made highlight reels for the wrong reason when the sole tore off the Air Jordan 10 “varsity red” sneaker on his right foot during a fourth-quarter drive to the basket. The shoes were first released in 2005.

It was the third time in about two weeks an NBA player’s Nike shoes fell apart during a game, after Manu Ginobili and Andrew Bogut also experienced issues with their kicks.