ADIDAS...Done in college basketball?

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    ADIDAS...Done in college basketball?

    Does UofL cut ties with ADIDAS after this? Should they?

    I'd think UA, Nike or Jordan brand would be more than happy to sign them, maybe not for the crazy money Adidas was paying but still a good payday I'm sure.

    If I'm UofL and my corporate partner was part and parcel to this mess, I cut ties immediately with them.

    How about Kansas, do they want to be associated with Adidas after this?

    I think this could really set Adidas back as far as the college market goes...heck could the NCAA actually keep teams from working with them for a set period of time? Putting a show cause on Adidas for two or three seasons.
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    If I’m UofL I cut ties with Adidas just to try and preserve what reputation I have left. I would think Under Armor would love to have them considering they don’t very many top level programs, Nike probably not so much.

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    I love the idea that people think Nike will be squeaky clean after all this is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I love the idea that people think Nike will be squeaky clean after all this is done.
    Yea but until they’re caught, the vultures will be circling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I love the idea that people think Nike will be squeaky clean after all this is done.
    Who's said that? I think they are all somewhat dirty, maybe not like this but still shady.
    It's reported that the reason the money got as high as $100K was because another company was bidding for Bowen against Adidas. Nike? UA? Jordan? BigBallerBrand? it was someone, unless the family just said that to get more $$$.

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    I wonder how much farther this investigation will go and what other shoes are still to fall. I have heard that they (Adidas) have been tied to Kansas recruiting for several years.

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    I always found the O.J. Mayo journey with Adidas to be red flagged. Multiple high schools including North College Hill and Huntington Prep. Sonny Vaccaro by his side since 7th grade, eventually signs with SC.

    Another case is Shabazz Muhammad, Adidas signed his sister (150 in the world tennis player), to a lucrative tennis endorsement that a top 5 player would receive. He ends up at UCLA which was an Adidas school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I love the idea that people think Nike will be squeaky clean after all this is done.
    Personally I don't think any of them are clean and I wish there was a way to eliminate them from amateur sports all together. Shoe companies are playing with high school kids lives by trying to influence them where to attend college, just so they can get that shoe contract at a later date. Eliminating the shoe companies from AAU or even State sanctioned High School ball would nearly be impossible though, due to the financial aspect of it alone. Which in turn is why the shoe companies attempt to decide where kids attend college at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    Personally I don't think any of them are clean and I wish there was a way to eliminate them from amateur sports all together. Shoe companies are playing with high school kids lives by trying to influence them where to attend college, just so they can get that shoe contract at a later date. Eliminating the shoe companies from AAU or even State sanctioned High School ball would nearly be impossible though, due to the financial aspect of it alone. Which in turn is why the shoe companies attempt to decide where kids attend college at.
    Mayo made his way to several different High Schools, but Huntington Prep wasn't one of them. He played at Huntington High School, a public school in Huntington. Huntington Prep wasn't even around when OJ was in High School.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDEaston View Post
    Mayo made his way to several different High Schools, but Huntington Prep wasn't one of them. He played at Huntington High School, a public school in Huntington. Huntington Prep wasn't even around when OJ was in High School.
    Thanks for the clarification JD!

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    I expect that the Southern District of New York will have about the same effect on big money in college athletics that they did on the big banks after the crash...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tark the shark View Post
    Thanks for the clarification JD!
    Hah I quoted the wrong post but you caught it anyway. Huntington Prep is a different animal than HHS though. Huntington Prep pulls athletes from all over the World, HHS is just an inner city High School. There is a lot of athletic talent in the city of Huntington though, an absurd amount to be honest when you factor in the size of the city, which is likely part of the reason OJ went back home and played for the public school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I love the idea that people think Nike will be squeaky clean after all this is done.
    Oddly enough the cleanest sneaker label may be Big Baller Brand at this point lol

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    Lavar Ball is sitting pretty right now. Didn't let shoe companies take advantage of his kids, and called them and AAU out on it. But that doesn't make the news.

    And Louisville will probably be sponsored by Skechers next year.

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    If Bill Self has connections with the Nike family like mentioned in the other post, this gives KU a reason to drop Adidas and join them or Jordan Brand. Also, if the new president at UofL wants to clean house and start the program fresh he’ll probably considering dropping Adidas as well.

    The other high profile Adidas schools like Texas A&M, Mississippi St, Indiana, Miami, NC State, and Nebraska will probably keep their relationship with Adidas.

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