Nike Basketball Sample Sneaker Foul Play Results in Federal Investigation

Now we turn our attention to a recently unveiled internal scandal stemming from Beaverton to the

By //Fashion

Now we turn our attention to a recently unveiled internal scandal stemming from Beaverton to the rest of the United States. Nike‘s Tung Ho and his predecessor, Kyle Yamaguchi – founder of eyewear label LOOK/SEE – have been named in a Federal investigation surrounding the resale and distribution of rare Nike Basketball samples – referred to as “Look See” models in Nike jargon. Using his authority as Promo Product Manager at Nike Basketball, Ho would order sample kicks under the pretense of giving them to athletes (Kevin Durant and LeBron James amongst them) for on-court wear, then intercept the shoes upon their arrival. Yamaguchi acted as the middleman, distributing the sneakers to resellers like Jason Keating – who has also been named as a major player in the case. With the stolen goods having crossed state lines, the according punishment will be decided by U.S. federal courts, who don’t tend to take large-scale theft lightly. Head over to The Smoking Gun to view a scan of the affidavit and be sure to stay tuned as more news on this case surfaces.

Read Full Article
Source
The Smoking Gun
NikeNike BasketballLawsuits

You may also like

Musicians Can Now Post Tweet-Like Updates Directly in Google's Search Results
Tech

Musicians Can Now Post Tweet-Like Updates Directly in Google's Search Results

Keep a closer eye on your favorite artists.
1,136 Hypes 0 Comments
Nike's PG2 Surfaces in "Home Craze" Colorway
Footwear

Nike's PG2 Surfaces in "Home Craze" Colorway

For all the Thunder fans.
7,821 Hypes 3 Comments
Nike's Air Force 180 Returns in Khaki & Olive Hues
Footwear

Nike's Air Force 180 Returns in Khaki & Olive Hues

The nostalgic b-ball sneaker is back.
3,230 Hypes 0 Comments
The NBA May Implement a Play-In Tournament to Determine Final Playoff Spots
Sports

The NBA May Implement a Play-In Tournament to Determine Final Playoff Spots

Bottom four seeds would battle it out for final spots.
3,000 Hypes 5 Comments
Kyrie & LeBron Duel in This Week's Sneaker Launches
Footwear 

Kyrie & LeBron Duel in This Week's Sneaker Launches

While adidas reworks some of its classics.
5,600 Hypes 0 Comments


What to Read Next

Opening Ceremony x SECOND LAB "New York" Rug
Design

Opening Ceremony x SECOND LAB "New York" Rug

Let your allegiance to the Big Apple be known to all visitors upon entering your humble abode with
228 Hypes 0 Comments

The Moving Development 2014 Spring/Summer "Made Forever" Lookbook
Fashion

The Moving Development 2014 Spring/Summer "Made Forever" Lookbook

Drawing on influences popular in the Japanese canon right now, UK-based entrant The Moving
5,727 Hypes 0 Comments

F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer SKAGWAY HI DENIM
Footwear  Fashion

F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer SKAGWAY HI DENIM

The visvim-headed F.I.L. Indigo Camping Trailer has provided an interesting stream of products
3,185 Hypes 0 Comments


Reva DeVito - Friday Night (Produced By KAYTRANADA)
Music 

Reva DeVito - Friday Night (Produced By KAYTRANADA)

Unveiling a brand new track just in time for the weekend, Oregon-based Reva DeVito has teamed up
42 Hypes 0 Comments

Cold Clinical Love featuring KiD CuDi - Creepers (Rework)
Music 

Cold Clinical Love featuring KiD CuDi - Creepers (Rework)

Offering up a mellow instrumental and seamless vocal to top off your week, Cold Clinical Love has
61 Hypes 0 Comments

HYPETRAK PREMIERE: Far East Movement - The Illest
Music

HYPETRAK PREMIERE: Far East Movement - The Illest

Our musically-savvy team at HYPETRAK has premiered the visuals to Los Angeles pop-rap outfit Far
8,760 Hypes 0 Comments

More ▾