Via AOL Fanhouse and CNBC:
Darren Rovell has developed a conspiracy theory involving Nike and Team USA Basketball.
All of the members of Team USA (pictured above) are Nike clients. Except Dwight Howard. You’ll notice in the above photo you can see the (Nike) shoes of all the players. Except Dwight Howard. Coach Mike Krzyzewski is CONVENIENTLY covering up the Adidas logo on Howard’s shoes.
Coincidence? All of the players are lined up in descending order based on height. Except Howard and Chris Bosh. They are switched around.
Nike is no stranger to Olympic basketball controversy. In 1992, after the U.S. won the gold medal, Dream Teamers, most notably Nike endorser Michael Jordan, draped themselves with American flags on the medal stand. They did so to cover up the Reebok logos on their official Team USA warm-up jackets. Coincidentally, the New York Times revisits that story in an article today.
A CNBC poll asked “Do you think Dwight Howard’s positioning is a coincidence?”
Naturally, 87% said “no.”
It’s a conspiracy.
MICHAEL JORDAN COVERS REEBOK LOGO WITH AN AMERICAN FLAG DURING THE 1992 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL CELEBRATION