What if the major sneaker companies decided to once and for all settle the ultimate beef? Each one taking their best basketball players and challenge one another on the court instead of in Foot Locker?
Nike players against adidas. Jordan Brand against Converse. Li Ning against the World.
It's one thing to claim swagger rights in the P&L statements, it's another to win in the pre-eminent game of "Vs. Anyone." If each company put its best six players up (starting five, one bench player), it could be the greatest mythical basketball battle ever witnessed.
• Nike: Kobe Bryant. LeBron James. Kevin Durant. Dirk Nowitzki. Amare Stoudemire. Steve Nash (sixth man).
• adidas: Dwight Howard. Derrick Rose. Tim Duncan. Chauncey Billups. Josh Smith. Candace Parker (sixth woman).
• Reebok: John Wall. Yao Ming. Jamal Crawford. Al Jefferson. Jameer Nelson. Danilo Gallinari (sixth man).