• Kyrie Irving fires Roc Nation day after angry Nike rant

    Kyrie Irving fires Roc Nation day after angry Nike rant

    Kyrie Irving is now at odds with Nike while apparently on the hunt for new representation as well.
  • Vanessa Bryant ends Kobe’s Nike connection in frustration

    Vanessa Bryant ends Kobe’s Nike connection in frustration

    Vanessa Bryant hinted at a contentious breakup with Nike in a statement following news that Kobe Bryant’s estate chose not to renew its partnership with the brand. “Kobe’s Nike
  • Nike to ax jobs, shuffle leadership overseas

    Nike to ax jobs, shuffle leadership overseas

    Nike said Wednesday it’s cutting jobs and shuffling its executive ranks as the sports-apparel giant shifts more of its focus to digital sales versus brick-and-mortar retail outlets, which have taken a beating amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nike didn’t specify how many of its 76,700 employees worldwide will get the ax, but disclosed on its website …
  • Saquon Barkley entering new stratosphere with bar-raising Nike line

    Saquon Barkley entering new stratosphere with bar-raising Nike line

    Saquon Barkley wants everyone who wears his Nike sneakers to know what it is like to walk in his shoes. The preliminary concept of simulated concrete on the Giants star’s forthcoming shoe isn’t meant just to create flash. It is a tribute to a different name he almost was given. Reminiscent of the streets and …
  • Nike adds Juneteenth as company holiday

    Nike adds Juneteenth as company holiday

    Nike just did it: Juneteenth is now a paid company holiday. The sportswear giant added June 19, the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery, to its list of annual official days off, CNN Business reported. Twitter, Square and Vox Media also have designated the date as a holiday. Nike announced the decision …
  • Nike releases ‘Don’t Do It’ ad in wake of George Floyd death

    Nike releases ‘Don’t Do It’ ad in wake of George Floyd death

    For once, Nike is telling its fans “Don’t Do It.” But the twist on its famous slogan is for a good cause: a public service announcement tackling racism in the wake of the death of George Floyd, which has led to protests throughout the country. Instead of the athletic company’s famed, “Just Do It” slogan, …
  • The Last Dance: Michael Jordan’s quarter-tossing security guard stole the show

    The Last Dance: Michael Jordan’s quarter-tossing security guard stole the show

    Part 6 of ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary included show-stealing footage of Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan gambling on a game of tossing quarters with an older United Center security guard prior to a tip-off. The security guard is seen unapologetically shrugging as he beat Jordan in the game and collects his money. The clip …
  • Nike turns sneaker materials into face shields for medical workers

    Nike turns sneaker materials into face shields for medical workers

    Talk about limited edition Nikes. The sneaker juggernaut is using materials from one of its best-selling shoes to make face masks for medical workers. The company — in collaboration with health professionals at Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) — released images of its design on Tuesday. The face shield uses collar padding once meant …
  • McDonald’s slammed for separating Golden Arches to promote social distancing

    McDonald’s slammed for separating Golden Arches to promote social distancing

    It’s a supersize lapse in judgment. Last week, the social-media accounts of McDonald’s Brasil separated the brand’s Golden Arches in order to encourage social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, Ad Age reported. But the reimagined spaced-out M has since been scrubbed after critics slammed the move as insensitive. “F - - k right off you award-desperate morons,” wrote …
  • Fear Coronavirus, Nike to close all stores in US, several other countries

    Fear Coronavirus, Nike to close all stores in US, several other countries

    US sportswear giant Nike Inc said on Sunday it is closing all of its stores in the United States and several other countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Nike stores in Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand will be closed from March 16 to 27, the company said in a statement. However, …