College basketball phenom Zion Williamson was forced off the court after his Nike PG 2.5s gave way just 33-seconds into Duke’s latest away game against North Carolina.
The 18-year-old was unable to continue, with reports suggesting his knee was injured during the incident.
Zion’s left foot can be seen caving through the sneaker as he attempts to spin off his man. After being floored on the court momentarily, he headed to the bench before leaving for the locker rooms.
We’ve seen on-court blow-outs before, but this could end up being the most infamous in college ball history, as Zion is widely touted to be 2019’s first overall draft pick in the NBA.
Check out the footage of the incident below, courtesy of Dirty Sports.
Zion Williamson is such a beast he exploded his own shoe 😱 pic.twitter.com/q0lQPOUNe9
— Dirty Sports (@TheDirtySports) February 21, 2019
Pic via Oruny Choi.