Is Nike Killing Grassroots Basketball?

Sonny Vaccaro, the “Godfather” of basketball sneaker culture, was involved in some of the most profitable sneaker deals in history, including signing Jordan to Nike in 1984. He has worked for Nike, ADIDAS, and Reebok. But this is not about his impact on sneaker culture, this is about his creation of grassroots basketball and the steady decline that it has been on.  “Teams play game after game after game, sometimes winning or…

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