Last night Rajon Rondo rolled his ankle while wearing a pair of Nike Air Max 360 BB Low sneakers. This model is no longer in production by Nike, however Rondo has inexplicably decided to wear this shoe the past two games. I know rolling your ankle is a common injury in the NBA, however this particular shoe was the same model that Rajon injured himself in on March 14th of 2011. . The Nike Air Max 360 BB Low features a full length Air Max cushioning system. I own a pair of these shoes and they are incredibly comfortable, however the shoe lacks ankle support and lateral stability. The 360 cushioning system does not lend itself to Rondo’s quick cutting style. Take a look at this picture of Rondo from last years All Star weekend.
Pic via Counterkicks.com
Is this a case of coincidence or is should Rondo put the BB Lows to rest?