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phlp_bj
07-04-2008, 08:32 AM
I love to talk NBA conspiracy theories: frozen envelopes, rigged playoff games, you name it. I don't believe in any of them, of course, but the one involving Nike and this USA basketball team photo is a conspiracy that makes a lot of sense. Darren Rovell eloquently explains exactly what's going on here:

Here's the only thing you have to know in advance. Dwight Howard is the only member of this team who is not sponsored by Nike.

Coach K is sitting. When a team stands, a coach normally stands. Why is this significant? Because Coach K's left foot just happens to be blocking the adidas logo on Dwight Howard's left foot.

Every player is in height order, with the exception of Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh ... What does this allow for? It gives Howard an excuse to hold the ball and be the only player to not have his hand behind his back. This conveniently helps Howard cover the Nike logo on his shorts.

So what do you think, was this photo intentionally set up this way by the folks at Nike? They say no; I say absolutely. A company that spends (literally) hundreds of millions on marketing these NBA stars is not going to allow another shoe company's logo to be seen in a photo like this. Especially when you consider that these players are among the most recognizable individuals that will be seen by a global audience during this summer's Olympics.

http://www.nbarumors.org/rumors/is-there-a-nike-conspiracy-in-this-team-usa-basketball-photo

LakeShow
07-04-2008, 09:24 AM
... but you can still see the nike logo on his jersey top...

Hurricane Chise
07-04-2008, 09:36 AM
Isn't Dwyane Wade sponsored by Converse?

PDT4LIFE
07-04-2008, 09:41 AM
Not into conspiracy theories, but this was definately set up to protect Adidas #1 client.

Apophis
07-04-2008, 09:50 AM
Not into conspiracy theories, but this was definately set up to protect Adidas #1 client.

Yup....It does look that way... That is an awesome squad we have going into the olympics...

BALLER71
07-04-2008, 09:51 AM
Not into conspiracy theories, but this was definately set up to protect Adidas #1 client.

Agreed.

Afridi786
07-04-2008, 10:32 AM
I still can see a nike logo on his jersey.

daleja424
07-04-2008, 10:35 AM
Isn't Dwyane Wade sponsored by Converse?

Nike owns converse. They also own Air Jordan who sponser two other players there... all the Nike clients have the same Nike shoe on...

DrDEADalready
07-04-2008, 10:45 AM
yeah it really looks that way. they have his foot right in front. hand covering the shorts. bosh and howard are out of order. and all the other players have there shorts lined up with the nike symbol pretty much in a straight line.

Knicks845
07-04-2008, 10:46 AM
Hmm... Really Interesting...:violin:

FOBolous
07-04-2008, 11:02 AM
ook...? and..?

Raptors27
07-04-2008, 11:33 AM
Actually Dwight is taller than Bosh, but yeah Adidas made them make some changes.

notthatcute69
07-04-2008, 11:34 AM
Yup...no doubt about that...

I smell something fishy.....

MELO 15
07-04-2008, 12:30 PM
Yup...no doubt about that...

I smell something fishy.....

yeah it sure does, does anybody notice how lebron is little taller then Melo. It looks like to me, lebron could be 6"9

daleja424
07-04-2008, 12:35 PM
Actually Dwight is taller than Bosh, but yeah Adidas made them make some changes.

bosh has 6 inches of hair... hes actually 7'4'':D

superkegger
07-04-2008, 12:42 PM
so what...its not like they draped D12 in a flag like jordan did in 92.

TDOTRAPS
07-04-2008, 12:44 PM
chris bocsh isn't sponsered by nike

BADizzleBoY
07-04-2008, 12:52 PM
makes sense but dumb.

MGB
07-04-2008, 12:54 PM
chris bocsh isn't sponsered by nike

no, but Chris Bosh is...

Kind of an interesting little find.

njnets
07-04-2008, 01:17 PM
if howard didnt turn himself as much then i would believe it 100%. for now though i see it as a rumor. they need another big man!

Knicks845
07-04-2008, 02:51 PM
bosh has 6 inches of hair... hes actually 7'4'':D

lol, thats what I was thinking! :D

Raptors27
07-04-2008, 03:44 PM
chris bocsh isn't sponsered by nike

Yea he is technically, cause he is sponsored by Converse and Converse is owned by Nike.

chicagowhitesox
07-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Isn't Dwyane Wade sponsored by Converse?

Converse was bought out by Nike a few years back.

Kings Faithful
07-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Thats hilarious.

_Sn1P3r_
07-04-2008, 06:54 PM
Haha that was interesting. It was a weird way to cover the Nike logos. Oh and Tayshaun is taller than Boozer?

infamous
07-04-2008, 07:37 PM
yep this was set up they covered it up (the shoes). I hate that photo by the way. They look like they will break into a song and dance at any moment