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November 5th, 2009
09:49 PM ET

If the Shoe Fits...

When I first read Friday's story about Marcus Jordan's Nikes causing contract problems for the University of Central Florida, I wondered what the big deal was.  Can't a student player wear whatever shoes he wants on the court?  Then, I found out that Adidas gave his school uniforms, equipment and shoes - as long as UCF players wore Adidas apparel.  So when Marcus chose to play with UCF, he was probably expected, like the other UCF players, to lace up in Adidas.

It was an unusual choice for him to have:  whether to wear his father's namesake Air Jordans or to wear his school's Adidas-sponsored sneakers.  What choice would you have made?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Connor

    I would say use the adias shoes to practice but the Air Jordan's in the games.

    November 5, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  2. Aaron

    I think he needs to wear appropriate shoes not shiney shoes in a court room. That's just plane rude of him.

    Hey Carl Azuz why does dracula haven,t any friends?

    Because he's a plan in the neck.

    November 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  3. Jasmine

    If I were in his position I would prefer Adidas-sponsored sneakers but university already made contract with Air Jordan. So I have no choice between. In conclusion, I'd prefer Adidas-sponsored sneakers but university prefer Air Jordan So I'll have to wear Jordan's..

    November 6, 2009 at 12:01 am |
  4. Alexis

    I think it wouldn't matter what shoes he wore- if it wasn't costing 3 billion dollars to do it. He is just being very stubborn.

    November 6, 2009 at 1:10 am |
  5. A.J.

    I would say use the Jordans. Because that is you dads company and no matter what, family ties run deeper than a collage basketball team. And the Jordans are cooler.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:46 am |
  6. Vikki

    I think that he should wear the Adias for basketball at school, and wear Nikes when he's doing anything else. If it's a school regulation, then he should do it.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:46 am |
  7. ashton

    i would wear the jordan's becuse they are baller, and I need the shoes that give me bigger hops even though I already have major hops. and they are comfortable

    November 6, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  8. Zach

    I would have worn my fathers nikes because there very special and its better to use something that you were given my a family member rather then use shoes for sponsoring.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  9. caleb

    I would say jordans all around.I think he should try to sponsor his son's team because jordan has way better shoes than adidas.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:50 am |
  10. anna

    I would of explained to the people how important it was to me to where my fathers shoes. Then I would see what they said and if they say ok you can where them I would be very thankful but if not I would just where my adidas shoes that are manditory because I love basketball so much.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  11. Jessica(:

    I would wear the Jordan's because they're so much better shoes then adidas. It's just a pair of shoes that you wear it's not that important they should be thinking about how to win not the shoes they are gonna wear to get money.

    November 6, 2009 at 9:56 am |
  12. Choncho

    I don't really see the need to wear a certain type of shoes because really you don't have to have a certain pair of shoes to pklay a sport i mean really!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  13. Jonny

    I would wear Nike because I would support the Nike brand. He is the son of a basketball legend. He has no choice.

    November 6, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  14. Ram

    The idea is sickening. The thought that a student can'tt choose the brand of shoe he wants to wear, foul. The school is receiving all the monetary funds not the student. Free sneakers and gear, big deal. Exploitation at the highest form!

    November 6, 2009 at 10:40 am |
  15. Anthany

    Marcus Jordan should wear adidas to home games and jordans to away games.Besides he has to carry on his father's name it is a honor

    November 6, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  16. Tristian

    I tinl that he needs to ware the shoes that he likes and that who care about the money that they lost the sport is about having fun and doing what you love to do.

    November 6, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  17. gavin

    i beleive that if his dad wore those type of shoes he should be able to wear them. If it was me i would wear the shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  18. Davis

    I think that if you were told to wear a uniform you need to wear the uniform.

    November 6, 2009 at 11:59 am |
  19. katie

    I think that it doesn't matter what shoe to were when playing a game because the shoes don't help you win how you play is how you win.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  20. Katie

    I would have them talk to the coach or the people who have the contract and have the players wear any kind of basketball shoes. I think that that would be fair because Marcus wants to follow in his dads footsteps.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  21. Ashley

    I think that Marcus should be able to wear whatever shoes he wants. Adidas shouldn't have backed out of the contract because of one player not wearing their brand.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  22. Donald

    I thak it is onky to war what you wat becans thar our suns so what is war wthe it.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  23. Marissa

    I think it was fine that he wore his dad's shoes. Since his dad is famous it is kind of inspiring to him to where the same shoes that his father had made. I don't think it is a big deal for them to make people wear a certain pair of shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  24. Katlyn

    I thought that they should have let him wear the shoes that he wanted. Because they were wearing Adidas everything so except for shoes. Why was it such a big deal? they really should have let him wear the shoes that he wanted to wear.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm |
  25. Lucas

    I think that if Marcus wants to wear Air Jordans for an exhitbition game then he can. For a real game yes he should were adidas but they blew this up for a really short problem. I would were Jordans for practice but not for games.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  26. Aaron

    I think that Marcus should wear the Adidas shoes. I would do what would benefit my team, which is wear the Adidas shoes, because everyone would get free equipment. If he really wants to wear his dads shoes than he should wear them in practice, and wear the Adidas in games.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  27. Jarid

    I think that adidas should not call the contract off all because one of the players did not were adidas and wore sneakers instead. The adidas company should give them another chance.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm |
  28. Skyler

    I would have made the same choice that he made, to wear his father air Jordan's because they belonged to his dad. But on the other hand I might have chose to were the other shoes because then I could get on a team.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  29. Brandi

    I think he should wear the adias because if they're giving his school new uniforms then he should wear the shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  30. MicKaylah

    I don't know what one I would chose. I would probably use the Adidas because they had a deal. But then again whatever felt better. But who really cares what he wore, he ware what he wanted to ware and it didn't hurt anything or anyone.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  31. Erica

    I think that a player should be able to wear what ever pair of shoes they would like. People shouldn't be able to tell you what you have to wear. Its he feet not the other peoples'. Maybe Marcus likes his dad's shoes better than the other ones. Let the man wear what he wants to wear.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  32. Meghan

    i dont understand the reason you would want to do a video about what shoe fits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    😦

    November 6, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  33. Brandon

    If I were Marcus I would stay with his dad's Air Jordan's, cause if you go to the stupid Adidas you won't go back. You need to represent your father he would be proud of you for doing that.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:06 pm |
  34. kk:)

    where both shoes

    November 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  35. Kaitlyn

    I think that he should wear what he wants to because if he helps play the game and helps his team win he should be fine. I think that he shouldn't be in the problem that he is in because they are just a pair shoes that he is wearing to play a game. I think that he should be able to wear what he wants because no one can control him but himself and his family. I think that a shoe is a shoe and it should not be how it is.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  36. jerry

    i think that if you like the shoe, and it fits you should get them.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  37. jason

    I would not wear the school's thing. I would take after my dad.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm |
  38. kris

    let him wear what he wants . his father made the shoes and he should be able to take after his father

    November 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  39. Joseph

    I would have wore my dads shoes. Because they have a special meaning that no other shiny, or glossy shoes can replace. But on the other hand, the shoes don't go with the uniform. And that can cause the team to loose a lot of money.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  40. Ryan

    I rthink he should wear shoes that will not get bad for a long time

    November 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  41. Ashley

    I think that Marcus should be able to wear whatever shoes he wanted. Adidas shouldn't have backed out of the contract just because one player didn't wear their brand.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  42. Joseph

    Well....the one that works best because if you chose the one that doesn't work well what would you do to about it?

    November 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  43. Josue

    If his son wants to keep wearing his Dad's shoes Michael Jordan should pay for the team to wear Air Jordan/ Nike stuff.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm |
  44. Carleigh

    I really don't think it matters. If he wants to where the shoes, let him where the shoes. I understand that their uniforms have to match, but it should not matter about shoes. Next their hair is going to have to be done the same way. It is shoes, people need to GET OVER IT!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  45. Cassie

    I think that it is dumb. No one should not make such a big deal about wearing a certain brand of shoes, as long as they are basketball appropriate. But, giving uniforms, and other basketball gear for free as long as they are wearing them is a commitment that you had to make in order to participate on the team. Not keeping your word is a big deal, but not big enough to be fined for thousands of dollars.

    November 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  46. Taylor

    well I would have wore the Adidas because its basically part of their uniforms. But I would have also worn the Aire Jordans for Practices, because they are also very important. =)

    November 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm |
  47. taylor

    wear what ever he wants to.

    November 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm |
  48. Ross

    I would use air jordens.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm |
  49. Bailee

    I would have wore Aire Jordans because you should be able to wear what ever shoes you want.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  50. RaeLyn

    I'd go for the Air Jordans.
    Because he can wear whatever he wants to wear, especially if it's for his father's pride... =shrugs=

    November 6, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  51. Dillon

    I don't see what the big deal is its his dads shoes i would let him wear them because if your dad had his own brand of shoes i would wear them.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm |
  52. Nate

    i would wear the Air Jordans because yeah Adidas are paying for the equipment and just about everything else but you do have to have family pride.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  53. Dylan

    I think he should have worn the Adidas shoes so that the school wouldn't have to use any of their money on clothing for the basketball team if they didn't have to, plus he agreed to wear the shoes when they said they would pay for the clothing if they wore the apparel.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  54. isaac

    i would where the air jordons because it was my dads brand of shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:21 pm |
  55. Alexandra

    If I had would have to chose I would say the Air Jordan's because if they were named after my dad and they were a good brand of basket ball shoes then ya I would wear the Air Jordan's.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  56. Sara

    If I was in Marcus's shoes, I would of WANTED to wear my dad's shoes (nike) but i guess if the whole team got sponscered to Adidia's then I'm sure my father would understand and i would probably end up wearing the Adidias and tell my dad that I would wear his another time.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  57. Ava

    Well, I would definitely wear the shoes that i wanted because if it was something that I loved of my dads I would wear that because I would want to be just like my dad.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm |
  58. Donald

    I think they should tack back the schools equipment because he didn't follow his contract.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  59. rylee

    I would have wore my dads shoes because if they were passed on to me i would rather wear them then wear some that the school gave me.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  60. Gabriel

    I would choose the adidas because there shoes are really popular and because they are comfortable to play in. Also because people in my school wear them all the time for basketball.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm |
  61. Chase

    i would have Wore The air Jordons. I wouold have wore them because they are shoes of a legend. And if Marcus is really good then it is going to carry on in the family. And if Central Florida won't let him Then see if he can go to another school.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  62. Madison

    It's his choice! Who cares what he wears!?! Let him wear the shoes that he wants to wear! No big deal. If it's because the uniforms don't match, then spray paint them! Thats what I do! Of course my mom gets mad, but who cares what she says about shoes, either?!? The shoes fits HIM, AND his name! He is the one wearing the shoes. It's not like you have to wear a certain pair or else you die!

    November 6, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  63. Hannah

    My choice would depend on how important the basketball is to me. If the basketball was really important to me, then, I would wear the adidas shoes. If the basketball wasn't too important to me, then, I would wear my dad's old shoes. My decision would probably depend on which was more important: my dad's old shoes or my basketball dream!!

    -Right now though, I would choose my dad's old shoes. I would do this because, it is my dad's special memory and it's just a pair of shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm |
  64. Erica

    I think i would were adidas shoes on the court because i think there very comfy and they are nice to run in.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm |
  65. Olivia

    If I was in this situation, I would where the Nike Airs because they were my dads and those shoes are like a family tradition so I would not give up the chance to where the Nike Airs.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  66. Kenyon

    I would still were the Air Jordan's Nikes but it is up to Marcus Jordan and UCF.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm |
  67. Spencer

    I would have wore the Air Jordan's because thats what his dad wore and I would want to follow in this foot steps.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm |
  68. Gavino

    I would totally wear the Air Jordans instead of Adidas duh. Forget the contract, Air Jordans are probably better shoes than Adidas.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm |
  69. Elina

    Forget about it he should have the right to wear what he wants.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm |
  70. Jedd

    I think that Marcus Jordan can where what ever brand shoe he wants.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  71. John

    GO DAD!!!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm |
  72. Julia

    I think it is dumb to make a big deal of what shoes a player wears.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  73. nicole

    I think I would go with what my dad said because it's your dad and you should listen to your dad because if it's a terdicane you should keep the terdicane going. thats why you should listen to your parents.

    November 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
  74. jessica

    I don' t think you should worry about what a person wears. there just a pair of shoes, and people should get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 2:56 pm |
  75. caroline

    I toatally agree with you Cassie!Who cares about what shoe you where. Plus its only one person and now alot of there money gone!And they worked for that money.Also people get over it they are shoes the hole point is you should have fun getting sneakers . Any way if someone says" Oh you have to wear these shoes for basketball" turn then down! Lets cut to the chase they should of never made that promise!And finally whats the big deal people!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  76. Morgan

    I think that he can wear whatever shoes he wants to wear. I think that Adidas could support their uniforms and everything, but not the shoes. I think that shoes are shoes, and it doesn't really matter what shoes you wear when you're playing basketball as long as tey are appropriate or whatever. I think that his shoes are fine, and Adidas shouldn't be so dramatic about this.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm |
  77. Brianna

    I would not wear my Dad shoes because they are special to.
    Frist of all I would want new ones.And that is my Opinion.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:05 pm |
  78. Joshua

    I would wear my dads shoes because I love my father. I would also love to wear the same type of shoes and follow my fathers footsteps in basketball also with his show air nikes.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  79. Uilliam

    I would have wore the school basketball shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm |
  80. india

    I would wear my dads shoes because if my dad was a great basketball player than i would want to be like him and wear everything he did for good luck.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  81. Blake

    I think Marcus should wear which ever shoes he wants to. Adidas is just making a big deal. It's just a pair of shoes. It's his choice not the schools or Adidas.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  82. Sarah

    I think that you should where the appropriate shoes but if there not the appropriate shoes but you think you could do your best in them then i say go ahead and buy them!!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  83. Rebecca

    I think it is dumb. No one should make such a big deal about wearing a certain brand of shoes. As long as they are basketball appropraite. But, giving uniforms, and other basketball gear free as long as they are wearing them is a commitment that you had to make in order to participate on the team. Not keeping your word is a big deal, but not big enough to be found for thousand of dallors.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:13 pm |
  84. KaYlA

    I think that it is kinda stupid that they won't let him wear he's dad's shoes. why does it really matter what kin of shoes he wears. If it was me I would wear my dad's shoes because he is famous and maybe he wants to be in his dad exact footsteps.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  85. Kory

    I would wear the air jordans because I can wear what ever I want and no one is the boss of me.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  86. Darren

    I would wear the air Jordan's because they are was sweeter. Plus they would be my dads shoe. Another reason Adidas suck Jordan's are way better. You are awesome.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  87. Devin

    I would have worn my dad's shoes. If Addidas backed out on the contract, I wouldn't care. If I wanted to wear my famous basketball player of a dad's shoes for luck, then that's what I would do. BIG DEAL! GET OVER IT ADDIDAS!!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  88. Anonymous

    I fell that it would be best to wear Adidas shoes because they have given you free equipment. It doesn't seem that hard to just wear their equipment. In fact I think it would be fun to sponsor Adidas.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  89. April

    I would ware what I wanted because he is the person playing the game not adidas company and what if the shoes are uncomfortable and It messes Marcus up. The coach wont like that, my gymnastic coach wouldn't.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  90. Wyatt

    I would just wear the pair that would be better on my feet. Oh, and the pair that would last a long time. I would also see which pair is worth more just in case I need to sell my shoe for food or something else like that.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |
  91. Tori

    Putting myself in a fully grown man's shoes is unusual I agree. I would wear one of each!! Then Adidas couldn't complain. What you'd be wearing one of their shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  92. Destinie

    Well if I were Marcus Jordan, I wouldn't care what anyone thinks about what kind of shoes I was wearing. If they were my dads, I don't care what anyone thinks. They were his dads, He should be able to wear him. Let him. Would you let him.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm |
  93. Riley

    I think he should be able to ware what ever shoes he want to. I am pretty sure that this is a free country. I don't think that "Adidas" should have back out. He was the only player that was not waring the right shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  94. Caleb

    I think that if he wants to were his dads shoes then he should, only if his dad will suply the team with shoes and equiptment. It is pretty sad that addidas wont keep funding them when only one player is wearing his dads shoes. My closing comment is that it is basketball it is not about the stupid shoes it is about the sport.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  95. Zachary

    I would wear Michael Jordon's shoes I would wear them if his dad did really good in those shoes hey he'll probaly do as good as his dad.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm |
  96. Lacey

    I wouldn't care about the school shoe thing, I would ware the shoe I wanted to ware and the school can deal with it! It is just a brand of shoes! Its not going to take away your birthday!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  97. Hannah

    I think, if it was of great importance, that I would wear the shoes that the school gave me. I would have done this because I probably wouldn't have the courage to do anything against it, even if I know I would want to wear my fathers shoes. But, I do find this increasingly annoying that this has happened, the players didn't have a word in at all, the choice was made completely by the school. Also, if one kid doesn't wear the shoes that are put out for them and wear ones that are extremely important, what does it matter?

    November 6, 2009 at 3:18 pm |
  98. Maurice[Mack Jackson]

    It's his own decision he is not under any contract so it's not really his fault.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  99. michelle

    cool

    November 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm |
  100. Dreyiss

    He should be able to wear any shoes that he wants to because he is not under a contract and it doesn't make since for him to wear the shoes that his school wants him to wear he should wear the ones that he wants

    November 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  101. mathew

    I think he has the right to wear his dad's shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  102. Todd

    I think since he doesn't have a contract, he can where what he likes, and its his dads brand, which is cool so I think he should be exempt, its just one player. ADIDAS thinks there big shots, that they can close a whole contract because of one player. BOOO!!!! GO CHARGERS!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  103. Abbey

    I would have gone with wearing my father's shoes. If it was that important to him, to wear those, he should be able to do it. As long as they are not breaking the rules about what shoes to wear he shouldn't be told he can't.

    November 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm |
  104. Jessica

    i don't thin k it is fair how he has to wear certain shoes. I don't get why he just can't wear his dad's shoes.

    November 6, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  105. nancy

    I would wear the air jordans!! not only is he my fav basket ball player hes my idal. so i would wear them! and i mean thats hes SON let him wear the air jordans if he wants to. i mean if it was me i would wear them b/c if i wore others i would feel like i was betraying my own family! and that would just be wrong!!!!

    November 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  106. Meghan

    Personally, I think that if he really wanted to wear Air-Jordans, then wear them to practice. But in a game, wear the school sponsored attire that was provided. It's silly, but I guess it will make a difference. If he really wanted to wear Air-Jordans then I guess he should have taped them up. It's just one game! The team should get three strikes and each person that doesn't wear thier provided attire then Strike! And when they reach three strikes, then the sponsorer should make the choice to back out depending on thier sales chart. And about the fines.. pay up to 3 million!?!? For wearing the wrong shoes!?!?!? It's just outrageous.

    November 6, 2009 at 6:47 pm |
  107. Ryan

    I think the whole thing is messed up. This whole debate is very unnecessary. Aire Jordans should be able to be worn freely by Marcus and should not have to choose the fate of sponsorship. However, Marcus did make an agreement. Marcus should have just worn the Adidas for the one game. It would have been he ethical decision.

    November 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm |
  108. Seaeun

    I think this is up to him and I think Adidas is being stupid. It doesn't reallly matter what he wear, and I bet this isn't the only univerity that they are sponsering, but well, they have to figure this problem out by themselves. So my idea is that he just wears it for the games until he graduate. Then he can do what ever he wants.

    November 7, 2009 at 1:00 am |
  109. roxy

    i would have worn my family members shoes beacuase they have more sentimental value...i think he did the right thing y wearing his fathers shoes...but he did turn down a big opportunity for his team...

    November 7, 2009 at 2:06 am |
  110. Emmalynn

    I would wear Adidas. They are the best shoes when on the court and he needs to think about what will make it easier for him to help the team.

    November 7, 2009 at 11:04 am |
  111. Jake

    I honestly think Marcus should wear the Nikes. If he wants to wear those shoes then go ahead. People are able to have a say-so about things. So if he says he wants to wear the shoes then by all means wear the shoes.

    November 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  112. Kenny

    I have not read all comments so I am not sure if this is an original comment. I believe that UCF is looking at this in the wrong way. They should go to Nike and start a bidding war with Adidas. Ask Nike to step in and look like the hero then ask Adidas to do better.

    November 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm |
  113. Paul

    A pair of shoes? That's just ridiculous. Marcus Jordan is wearing Nike shoes, but he is only one player! I think that backing out of the deal is a big mistake by addidas, because with this story, they are giving Nike publicity! It is just a huge mess-up

    November 8, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  114. Alice

    I thnk that's crazy if Marcus wants to wear his dad's shoes he can and if he wants to wear addidas he can that's no big deal to make over a pair of shoes. but that's still just one player. That's crazy!

    November 8, 2009 at 3:55 pm |
  115. karls

    It's just a pair of shoes, my choice would have been the better looking one 🙂

    November 8, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  116. Brittney

    I think that it's not that big of a deal. Marcus just wanted to wear his dad's shoes for the one game. I mean as long as he doesn't wear them anymore it shouldn't be a problem

    November 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  117. Shemar

    I would be very happy for my father to be one of the greatest players in world history but there is plenty of time to wear and show off his shoes. I think that he should have followed his school rules by wearing the sponsored adidas shoes.

    November 9, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  118. chick8

    i think it is your feet and you can wear whatever you want to cause it is a free country

    November 9, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  119. Joey

    I would do the same thing. If I was the sone of one of the greatest b-ballers ever then of coures I would wear pop's shoes.

    November 9, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  120. Joey

    I say wear them. His dad's shoes have meaning to him. So what can the Universtiy of Central Florida gonna do to him. Putn him in jail then Mike will bail him out.

    November 9, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  121. alexis

    i would keep them both there just a pair of shoes. Who cares

    November 9, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  122. Katherine

    I love vets!!!!

    November 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm |
  123. big z

    wear your dads. the heck about the contract. family is all

    November 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  124. Boby

    Man forget that.....Im going with the J's!

    November 9, 2009 at 7:53 pm |
  125. Cory

    He should wear the uniform, but the shoes should be his own choice.

    November 10, 2009 at 10:12 am |
  126. Esther

    I think that they have no right to take away his freedom of wearing the shoes!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  127. Jessica

    I would just take both and see which fit the best.

    November 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  128. Joe

    I would wear the baskettel shoes because your supposed to use them on the court so you don’t slip and fall everywhere.

    November 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  129. Faustina

    I'd wear my fathers because family comes first and I'd always stick up for my amily no matter what.

    November 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  130. jess

    i would keep both of them just in case.

    November 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  131. Yael

    I would pick the one that is most comfortable for me . Because if i pick one pick one because i dont want to make somone sad when i take one of the pairs could find out the pair I picked could be so uncomfortable. I think he he should pick the one that is most comfortable for him.Thank you

    November 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm |
  132. Morgan

    i say that he should have worn the ADIDAS shoes because th WHOLE team was in contract and he cant brack it, but if there was no contract them he definetley should have worn his dads shoes wouldnt you???

    November 10, 2009 at 9:56 pm |
  133. Chelsea

    Thanks to all of you that are and did fight in the war for this country. You guys and girls really are the heart of our nation! We love y'all!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:18 pm |
  134. Chelsea

    I COMMENTED ON THE WRONG THING! AHAHA, It went back! But, I'd deffently wear the Air Jordans. If my dad was a legend, I'd want to follow in his footsteps!

    November 10, 2009 at 10:19 pm |
  135. Sarah Beth

    Honestly I would just wear my dads shoes.why would anyone do a contract with 3 million dollars involved?

    November 10, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  136. Collin

    I would wear the Michal Jordan shoes because my soccer club is sponsored by Adidas and I used to have pumas. So it really doesn't matter 😀 Plus its not like they have something in them to make them better or the collage will get shut down if he does

    November 11, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  137. Stephen

    I would just let him wear the shoes. It's not like he is hurting anybody. Addidas really should just forget about it they are really acting like jerks right now. Who cares if one player is not wearing your product. Its not going to make a difference. Just let him and his family be happy.That is all I have to say.

    November 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm |
  138. Sammi

    id let him wear these shoe it seems unfair its his dads shoes

    November 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm |
  139. Nick

    He should have just worn the Addidas why should he wear Air Jordans

    November 13, 2009 at 2:19 pm |
  140. alma

    i would wear my dads shoes lol

    November 13, 2009 at 3:11 pm |
  141. Evan

    Really people. they are JUST SHOES!!!!!!!! what is the big deal. let him decide anyway, this isnt the universities place to decide what type of shoe Mr. Jordan wants to wear. you see this is how controlling these unversities have become. its just plain sad.

    November 13, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  142. greg

    gotta rock the J's

    November 16, 2009 at 12:03 pm |
  143. micheal

    it's his feet he can wear whatever shoe he wishes to choose

    November 16, 2009 at 8:29 pm |
  144. Josh

    If he wants to wear his father's shoes then I don't see what the big deal is. He is just keeping the tradition going.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
  145. Bryan

    I think he should have to wear whatever is required to wear by the college. He shouldnt have any special treatment just because he is Michael Jordan's son. Either wear the adidas or bench him, it's that simple.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm |
  146. Jocelyn

    I think that he made the right decision. It was a sense of pride for him and his father. He should have the right to wear the the shoes he likes. Addidas is sponsoring their uniform apparel and shoes, but if he feels better playing in the Jordans than he should play in those, in the end all they want to do is win.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:32 pm |
  147. HERB

    If it were my choice, i would had wore the addidas, regardless on how much you've liked Jordans, it a contract, a contract is a contract, point blank, you have abide by the rules in the real world. I also heard they supposidely allowed him to wear it but being in MARCUS's shoes (lol) he should had gotten that staement on a written contract, WITH A SIGNATURE, its the rules of business. Nothing more needed to be said.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm |
  148. Anonymous

    i would wear the adidas, i think is the right thing to do.

    November 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm |
  149. Dominque

    I think that Marcus Jordan should be able to where his dad's shoes I mean come on his dad is the greatest palyer in basketball history.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm |
  150. Keri

    Micheal Jordan is one of the greatest basketball player's of all time, for his son to go on the court and wear Adidas instead of Jordans is crazy. He can wear whatever shoes he likes because he's still getting on that court and making it count for something. Then why is it such a big deal? All I have to say is that his father should be proud of his son for doing what he did. I know if my father was one of the greatest basketball player's of all time I would wear his shoes. 🙂

    November 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm |
  151. Glen

    I bet if he was a bench player it would not even matter.

    November 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm |
  152. lindsay

    i thought they were made by the same company .

    November 21, 2009 at 1:24 am |
  153. Aaron

    I think he should wear his dads shoes as a tribute and just because of the fact that his dad was michael jordan and his son should wear his dads shoes.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:16 pm |
  154. myia

    to be honest i will wear my father air jordens because people dont know if he's father past or is sick . he's father could have palyed basketball in he's days but like i stated in my last opinion students should have the right to express there feelings through anything

    November 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm |
  155. greg

    I think as long as the shoes are acceptable for game there should be know problem with what he wears.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:21 pm |
  156. De'Raymes

    i think that marcus should wear his fathers shoes. if he wants to support his FATHER they should'nt get in the middle of it. if you son,mother,father had shoes or clothes and you had the chance to wear there shoes you would so whats the problem? is it because hes famous? you just want to pick something to talk about.

    November 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm |
  157. Naija

    I would follow rhe scholl rules and wear the shoes the company supplied.

    November 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm |