NBA to Ban Kanye West’s Yeezy Sneakers Over Reflective Material

Kanye West showcased his new Yeezy basketball shoes in an Instagram post on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
Kanye West showcased his new Yeezy basketball shoes in an Instagram post on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

Kanye West is still reeling from backlash over his controversial pro-Donald Trump rant over the weekend, but the rapper could be bracing for even more bad news, according to a report.

The NBA will likely ban Kanye West’s highly anticipated Adidas basketball sneaker this season due to the shoe’s design, ESPN reported Monday.

Adidas athletes were expected to debut the new shoe on the court during the 2018-2019 season, but NBA officials are unlikely to approve the kicks without a redesign, according to the report.

Citing sports industry sources, ESPN said the NBA would find the shoe’s gleaming reflective heels far too distracting for audiences in the arena and at home.

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SOURCE: KARMA ALLEN
ABC News