Originally written April 29, 2012 on Pass The Pill:
Nike designer, Jason Petrie, made a very insensitive remark via twitter Saturday night. Occurring just after the season killing injury of Chicago Bulls star, Derrick Rose. The Bulls leader suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the Chicago Bulls’ 103-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series, was accused of picking poorly by choosing Adidas over Nike. At least in Petrie’s book. Jason Petrie, a senior footwear designer at Nike, would go on to tweet:
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
Petrie is referencing LeBron James in the beginning of his tweet, because ‘Bron endorses and wears the shoes that Petrie designed. Pooh is the nickname given to Rose by his grandmother when Derrick was a little kid. The animosity comes from Rose recently choosing to sign a 13 year deal with Adidas worth more than $200 million. Apparently, in Petrie’s mind, had D-Rose choose Nike over Adidas this potentially career altering injury never would have happened. This guy sounds very pompous if you ask me. He would later tweet:
I speak my mind.You don’t like it, don’t follow!Just my observations! — Jason Petrie (@sevenzro1) April 28, 2012
This guy needs a wake up call. The last tweet that really had me thinking how the hell is this guy is a Nike employee was this:
Just to set the record straight- if you ain’t with me you against me, and if that’s the case I don’t give a F about you! #FACTS #hateit4u — Jason Petrie (@sevenzro1) April 29, 2012

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