A lot has been made about Zion Williamson's sneaker blowout last month at Cameron Indoor Stadium mere seconds into the then-latest chapter of the storied Duke vs. UNC rivalry. After sitting out close to a month nursing a knee injury that occurred from the sneaker explosion, the highly-touted NBA prospect will be making his return to the hardwood tonight for Duke's ACC Tournament game against Syracuse.
The question many have on their minds heading into tip-off tonight, what sneaker is Williamson going to lace up? The Nike PG 2.5 is what he wore during the infamous debacle, so for all intents and purposes that one is probably not an option, if not purely for skepticism alone. For the few people who might be thinking Zion will abandon Nike altogether, that's also out of the question because the Duke Blue Devils are a Nike-sponsored program.
If Williamson's footwear choice earlier in the day is any indication, the forward could be going with a Duke colorway of the Kyrie 4 for tonight's contest. Tune in to ESPN tonight at 9 p.m. EST to see what pair Williamson will ultimately lace up during the big game.
UPDATE (03/14): According to sports business reporter Darren Rovell, Williamson will in fact play in the Kyrie 4 for tonight's game.