The "Sprewell" Phenomenon
When: February 2004
Complex Says: "In the late 1980s, James Gragg of Tulsa, Oklahoma conceived and invented the first 'original free-spinning spinner.' Twenty years and thousands of patent infringement cases later, Davin Wheels of Milwaukee — unable to get a booth at the LA Auto Show — joined with another vendor, Latrell Sprewell's (also coincidentally from Milwaukee) Sprewell Racing, to display their 'continuous motion wheel.' The rest, that's history. Divine Intervention? Probably not. An amazing footwear fail? Without a doubt."