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Adidas: Shoes with shackles are different to slavery

Adidas is arresting its architecture for sneakers with orange abate bracelets and chains, admitting criticism from bloggers and Facebook users that the shoes resemble shackles beat by African slaves.

“The architecture of the JS Roundhouse Mid is annihilation added than the artist Jeremy Scott’s abandoned and different yield on appearance and has annihilation to do with slavery,” an Adidas agent said. “Any advancement that this is affiliated to bullwork is untruthful.”

Jeremy Scott’s accomplished designs for Adidas accept featured panda active and Mickey Mouse.

Adidas appear affairs to barrage the basketball sneakers June 14 in a column on the company’s Facebook page.

The column encourages admirers to “tighten up their style” with a brace of the sneakers,Adidas AdiZero Rose 2.5 clearly alleged JS Roundhouse Mids, asking, “Got a sneaker bold so hot you lock your bliss to your ankles?”

More than 2,000 comments accept been submitted on the post.

One commenter, Darlene Page, alleged the shoes “slaveware.” Another, George Geder, wrote, “I anticipate it’s inappropriate. The abstraction of getting chained to Adidas or any commodity is repulsive.”

Other commenters are calling for a avoid of the product. “Please African Americans don’t band up for these. Where does the account activate and end for our people? Avoid please,” Beverly Harper wrote.

Still, added than 35,000 humans accept admired the shoes on Facebook advanced of the product’s August release.

“Quit acting like Adidas is enslaving you. A shoe has a alternation on it that you wear. Big deal,” Facebook user Aaron Casey wrote.

Bloggers accept aswell commented on the new shoe design.

Dr. Boyce Watkins,adidas rose 2.5 a assistant at Syracuse University, wrote in an commodity for Your Atramentous World that he “literally froze up” if he saw a account of the Adidas sneakers.

“Handcuffs… shackles… the being that our ancestors wore for 400 years while experiencing the a lot of alarming atrocities imaginable, a lot of of which were never accurate in the history books and kept abroad from you in the educational system, all so you would be accommodating to put shackles on your ankles today and not be so acute about it,” Watkins wrote.

“Adidas, like Nike,adidas adizero 2.5 understands that there are affluence of benighted minds that are absolutely accommodating to go forth with this affectionate of antic stuff,” he wrote.

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Alex Spartakov's comment, October 4, 2012 2:43 PM
i thought they were kinda cool
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Celtics-Heat Game 4: LeBron James failed ... in everything but the final play

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Celtics-Heat Game 4: LeBron James failed ... in everything but the final play

LeBron James had a bad night.


It was awful. It should be remembered as a night where he failed. He let his team down and failed to live up his MVP mantle. Even with 29 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block. It was the biggest moment of his career, because every next moment is the biggest moment of his career. And he blew it.


On most everything except the final play of regulation.


That's right, he passed. And the kicker? He passed badly. nike leBron 9 ps elite maize It was a bad pass to Udonis Haslem as time wound down in the fourth quarter. He could have initiated sooner. Honestly James needs to be driving with 11 seconds left, not working to get free off the curl.


But that play? Not his fault. You can blame Udonis Haslem for not finding a way to get Dwyane Wade the ball under the basket unguarded. You can blame Haslem for throwing up a fadeaway jumper. You can blame Erik Spoelstra for drawing up a bad play that was too convoluted. And you can blame the Gods for Chris Bosh's injury (that would have been Bosh shooting a catch and shoot J with his length on that play not Haslem were Bosh healthy).


You can, if you wanted, and most of you won't, credit Boston for playing it perfectly, for defending to nike lebron 9 p.s. south beach perfection, for challenging and efforting and disrupting the play. But why celebrate success when we can unfairly wallop on failure?


James drove. James was triple-teamed. His option was a pull-up fadeaway over three defenders, one of whom is Kevin Garnett. Kobe Bryant would have taken that shot. He would have missed. Kevin Durant wouldn't have taken that shot because he would have lobbed a 40-foot three mostly likely. If triple-teamed? He likely would have missed.


Does that mean James is off the hook?




James scored 29 on 25 shots. He was inefficient, and worse yet, nike lebron 9 ps elite maize on sale  he was tentative, at both ends. James finished with seven turnovers. He played point guard and allowed the Celtics defense to press him full-court and run the shot clock down. He didn't rebound effectively. He failed to pass effectively. He failed to defend effectively, most importantly.


Paul Pierce should never get past James on the perimeter. Not once. Not at Pierce's age. James is tired? So's Pierce. Pierce scored 23, and grabbed as many rebounds as James. The most dominant player on the planet was taken aback in a huge game. He was assertive in the first half when the Heat were down double-digits. In the second half? James was 3 of 10 from the field. He was lost on rotations. He allowed rebound after rebound.


James was not good enough in the second half, long before he made a 3 with minutes to go to tie the game and well before that bad pass to Haslem.


You want to buy into the nonsense? You want to talk about alpha dogs and big moments? Fine. But the Heat could have inexplicably won this game even with James passing to Udonis Haslem, making the right play.


He didn't. He just wasn't good enough in Game 4.

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