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Paul George Issues Comment On Zion Williamson Getting Hurt In His Shoes

zion williamson looks at his shoes after getting hurt vs. unc

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after falling as his shoe breaks against Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Oklahoma City Thunder star guard Paul George has issued a comment on Duke freshman Zion Williamson getting injured in his Nike shoes on Wednesday night against North Carolina.

Williamson, the likely No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, literally blew through his shoes in the opening minute of Duke's loss to North Carolina.

The Duke star freshman was wearing a model of Paul George's Nike shoes, the 2.5s, against the Tar Heels.

George commented on the shoes today.

"Talked with Nike...My shoe has been a successful shoe, not only in college but in the NBA," George said.

Nike has faced some major criticism for the incident. The Swoosh released a statement late on Wednesday night. “We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue,” Nike announced. Betting odds have since been released regarding Williamson's shoe deal future. Nike is not the No. 1 option.

Williamson is believed to have suffered a sprained knee. His status moving forward is unclear.

Duke is set to play at Syracuse on Saturday.