Although Nike has shown a Tammy Wynette willingness to stand by domestic abusers (Hope Solo) and government defrauders (Brett Favre), they show very little hesitation in cutting ties with Kyrie Irving for retweeting a link to a movie that ruffled the feathers of some members of the Jewish community.
Sans a sneaker deal, Kyrie would wear some of his previous models on the hardwood with the Nike branding not-so-conspicuously obscured.
Kyrie Irving’s footwear future seemed a bit cloudy post-Swoosh, but despite what the sports media will try to sell you, there are a myriad of footwear brands that would love to add Irving as one of the faces of their brand. Images that emerged that may bring some clarity to Kyrie’s footwear path, as he was shown in a pair of Li-Nings. The black and grey sneakers sports a lower collar build and appear to sport a pattern of some sort on the toe.
As of the publishing of this article, there has been no indication from either Kyrie or Li-Ning of the existence of potential relationship between the parties.