Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Unfair Competitive Advantage

For the first time ever, the NBA's banned a pair of shoes because they impart an "unfair competitive advantage" by boosting a player's vertical leap.

This is stupid, unless it turns out to be some sort of twisted publicity stunt for the shoe manufacturer, Athletic Propulsion Labs -- in which case this is brilliant.

After all, there's no unfair advantage if everyone has access to 'em, and I'm pretty sure every single player in the NBA can afford a pair of $300 Concept 1 shoes.

More importantly: When are manufacturers going to start making shoes that help me clean and jerk more weight?