#Lookit

The NBA has an exploding sneaker epidemic

It's a wonder no one's gotten hurt yet.

On February 26, Manu Ginobili planted his foot while shuffling defensively, only to find that his foot had shot through the bottom of his shoe, separating the upper from the sole:

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His sneaker ended up looking like an anklet:

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Just over a week later, the Warriors had to stop play while Andrew Bogut changed out of his ruined Nikes:

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Again, the sole just ripped off the upper as if it had been held on with masking tape.

And now, a THIRD! Friday night, Philadelphia's Tony Wroten made a spin move. The sole of his sneaker did not come with him:

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Here's the video from @cjzero:


We need better sneakers.

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