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  1. #1
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    Is There a Nike Conspiracy in This Team USA Basketball Photo?

    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-t...sketball-photo

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    ... but you can still see the nike logo on his jersey top...
    "You play to win the game. You don't play to just play it. That's the great thing about sports: you play to win…When you start telling me it doesn't matter, then retire, get out."
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    Isn't Dwyane Wade sponsored by Converse?

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    Not into conspiracy theories, but this was definately set up to protect Adidas #1 client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDT4LIFE View Post
    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...
    Last edited by Apophis; 07-04-2008 at 09:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDT4LIFE View Post
    Not into conspiracy theories, but this was definately set up to protect Adidas #1 client.
    Agreed.
    DUKE.

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    I still can see a nike logo on his jersey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Chise View Post
    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...

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    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.
    Fight the Power

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    Thumbs up Interesting...

    Hmm... Really Interesting...

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    ook...? and..?

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    Actually Dwight is taller than Bosh, but yeah Adidas made them make some changes.

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    Yup...no doubt about that...

    I smell something fishy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthatcute69 View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptors27 View Post
    Actually Dwight is taller than Bosh, but yeah Adidas made them make some changes.
    bosh has 6 inches of hair... hes actually 7'4''

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