When you have your own signature sneaker, it's not uncommon for other players to wear your kicks. While MJ was still playing in the league, he even had some of his own peers signed to Team Jordan. And recently, we've seen plenty of today's stars match up against LeBron James, while wearing Nike LeBrons.
It wasn't until the Spurs beat the Heat in the NBA Finals that 'heads started pointing out that Manu Ginóbili wore LeBron XIs—like adding insult to injury.
The Detroit Pistons' Charlie Villanueva offered his take on the whole siutation when he spoke with Sneaker Watch. Villanueva said that if he was in Ginóbili's shoes (get it?) and beat LeBron in a championship game, he would ask LeBron to sign his sneakers at the end.
Of course, this would mean that Villanueva would have to actually be playing for a contender. If that's the case, he'll probably never get 'Bron's autograph.
[via Sneaker Watch]