Klay Thompson out for season with torn Achilles

Sad news out of Warrior land. From Jenna Ciccotelli of Bleacher Report: The Golden State Warriors announced Thursday that guard Klay Thompson is expected to miss his second straight season because of a leg injury. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Thompson tore his Achilles during a workout Wednesday, though he is expected to make a full recovery. He missed the 2019-20 season after he tore the ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Wojnarowski reported Wednesday the 30-year-old would undergo tests over the following days, but “the severity of the injury is unclear.”…

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Jimmy Butler signs with Li-Ning

Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler has signed a multiyear signature shoe deal with Chinese brand Li-Ning, according to Nick DePaula of ESPN. DePaula adds that Butler will become the face of the brand, which also has a lifetime deal with Butler’s friend and former teammate, Dwyane Wade. Specific monetary terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: One of social media sneaker robbers were arrested

in a recent edition of Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers, we lowlighted the account of two crumbums who allegedly forcibly separated a would-be seller from two pair of sneakers. The duo would then wash that criminality down with a helping of nincompoopery by posting themselves on Instagram wearing the ill-gotten footwear. Seventeen-year-old Dwayne Quamir Johnson of Newark was one of two males that robbed the seller of two shoes that were to be sold at an October 20 meeting arranged via social media. According to the criminal complaint, an…

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