The Yeezy Boost 350s were one of the biggest sneaker releases of the summer.
They’re the second installment of Kanye West’s signature adidas shoe, and, when they were first released in late-June, the shoe cost $200 to buy at a retailer. They are being for more than $1,000 in some places, which should give you an idea of the demand for these kicks.
Which brings me to Bill Self, the Kansas men’s basketball coach. Kansas is sponsored by adidas, which is why Self was pictured wearing his pair of Yeezys over the weekend:
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is currently with Team Poland as they prepare to compete in FIBA Euro Basket, the European Championships that double as a qualifier for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer.
Karnowski is 7-foot-1 and somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 pounds. Fellow Polish 7-footer Marcin Gortat of the Washington Wizards is on the roster as well, and for some reason, whoever is in charge of seating for the Polish team decided it would be a good idea to have Gortat and Karnowski be seatmates on a flight this morning.
This … doesn’t seem like the best idea:
I wonder how Gortat, the elder statesmen of Poland’s 7-footer coalition, let Karnowski get the aisle and both of the armrests. That’s horrible plane etiquette. It’s a good thing he wasn’t seated next to Jim Jeffries, I guess. (That link is slightly NSFW.)