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Spike Lee Wasn’t Happy About A New York Knicks Player Wearing Purple Sneakers Earlier This Week

Submitted by on December 21, 2012 – 2:53 pmNo Comment

How in the world does this happen? Earlier this week, New York Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni was warming up before a game at Madison Square Garden when Spike Lee approached him with a bag. Inside the bag was a pair of orange and royal blue sneakers patterned after the Knicks uniforms. He handed Prigioni the bag and delivered a simple message: “You can’t wear purple, man.”

He did this because, for whatever reason, Prigioni has been rocking a pair of purple and gold pair of Kobe Bryant‘s signature sneakers during practices and games recently. Despite the fact that they clearly don’t match his uniform, Prigioni—an Argentine player who signed with the Knicks during the offseason after spending his career playing overseas—has insisted on rocking the purple and gold Kobes because he likes the way they feel on his feet. But, yo: He plays for the Knicks! So, he looks ridiculous. It’d be one thing to wear the Kobes if they were, like, black and yellow or white and yellow. But, he’s rocking another team’s colors every time he steps out onto the court.

Prigioni promised Spike that he’d look into wearing a different pair of sneakers. But, as you can see in the video we’ve posted below, Spike went on and on and on about Prigioni’s sneakers and even suggested that he check out NikeiD if he likes the Kobes so much. If he insists on wearing them, Spike wants Prigioni to, at the very least, create a pair in a Knicks colorway. And, you know what? We don’t blame him for making the request. Prigioni might not be super familiar with the way the NBA works. But, you most definitely don’t wear another team’s colors on the court. So, we hope he listens to Spike and changes up his kicks ASAP. It just doesn’t look right.

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