A very long long time ago in a land very far away, Nike Brand endorsed a then small time NBA player by the name of Stephen Curry. Curry was an injury prone player who was limited to just being a jump shooter and not an all around player. The problem with Curry was his belief in religion, as he wrote his favorite scripture on his shoes every game.
Nike let Curry go. Another questionable decision by Nike came with the Kevin Durant Signature shoe.
The Nike KD 8 has been a hit or miss edition for Nike brand. The initial response to the shoe was very lackluster, and they ended up in clearance sections due to the nearly 200 dollar retail price. This is important because Kevin Durant designed the KD 8 “Servant” which would have been by far the best colorway to surface on the shoe.
The project was scrapped, the shoe never releases.
The reason for both of these failures has something to do with being too religious.
Every year Nike SB (skateboard) celebrates the 4:20 holiday. Which is an actual day that was specifically created by weed smokers to celebrate smoking pot. These shoes are not officially related to the 4:20 holiday, but they release typically close to the day and are unofficially dubbed 4:20 kicks every year.
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