The entire NBA world was left in grief on Saturday once Adam Schefter, of all people, confirmed our worst fears: Derrick Rose tore his ACL and was done for the playoffs.
Well, almost the entire NBA world.
Meet Jason Petrie. Petrie is a senior footwear designer at Nike and also the brains behind LeBron James’ signature Nike kicks. While plenty of the tweets about Rose by NBA fans on Saturday resembled something like this, Petrie, on the other hand, decided to comment on how Rose, an adidas guy, “chose poorly” with his shoe endorsement:
You got one guy only getting stronger, and one guy breaking down before our very eyes. You chose poorly Pooh…#shouldasignedwithNIKE #GWS
— Jason Petrie (@sevenzro1) April 28, 2012
“Pooh” being the nickname of Rose, who you may remember in February inking a fat, 13-year endorsement deal with adidas that could be worth upwards of $200 million. Following Petrie’s timeline, you could tell he was getting heat from his 3,000-plus followers for that initial...