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“Michael Jordan has 5 percent and that business is $2 billion. He makes a $100 million dollars a year off of 5 percent royalties. Nike told me, ‘We can’t give you royalties because you’re not a professional athlete.’ I told them, ‘I go to the Garden and play one-on-no one. I’m a performance athlete.”—Kanye leaves Nike for Adidas.
Surgically repaired meniscus tears can keep players out anywhere from eight weeks to four months, depending on the severity of the tear and the type of repair done during the surgery. Some players have returned quickly from removing the damaged portion of the meniscus or the entire meniscus. However, that has long-term effects that can shorten the career of an athlete with the wear-and-tear from bone on bone rubbing in the knee.
By repairing/re-attaching the meniscus, it can leave you sidelined for months much like we saw with Chase Budinger of the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. Until the doctors perform the surgery and see exactly what they’re dealing with and how they go about treating the injury, we won’t know the timetable of how long Rose is expected to be out.
“We established a uniform progression program in 2009 where we laid out for the next few years a series of uniforms we’d introduce to complete the traditional uniforms. We use them to create stories and as a brand-building and retail opportunity.”—Miami Heat Chief Marketing Officer Michael McCullough, who may or may not be the worst person in the world, describing why the team has NINE uniforms in this fascinating piece on the uniform arms race in the Times (via putthison)