I doubt there’s a college basketball fan anywhere that will ever forget the sight of Zion Williamson’s foot ripping though his shoe during the first few seconds of a game in February against the UNC Tarheels.
And it’s a good thing, you won’t forget how it looked, because if you want to see those sneakers now, you’ll have to go by memory.
Because they are missing.
This according to a TMZ Sportswho caught up with Williamson over the weekend and asked the Duke star where the sneakers were to which he replied, “ask coach.”
Well TMZ kinda did, reaching out to the Duke athletic department and Nike for the whereabouts of those shoes—neither of whom knew!!!
Why does that matter? Well, those shoes are reportedly worth a small fortune. Ken Goldin of Goldin Auctions, a leading seller of sports memorabilia says he could easily see the Duke-specific Nike PG 2.5 shoe topping $250,000 if it were ever sold.
"It's definitely a six-figure iconic piece. It is the most famous pair of sneakers in the world. Period. End of story," Goldin said. "And it's an athlete who could be a cross between the next Shaquille O'Neal and the next Michael Jordan.
"This is something that was nationally televised, very famous and before he became a pro. It happened on a national stage. It doesn't get any bigger than that."
Wow—how fitting, those sneakers that nearly ended Williamson’s NCAA career may very well pay for someone else’s college.