Although Owen has already apologized during his meeting with NBA President Xiao Hua, the possibility of returning to the NBA field is still relatively high, but other aspects may not be as smooth. Recently, Nike co-founder Phil Knight said in an interview with CNBC that he may no longer collaborate with Owen.
“Owen has crossed the line, it’s that simple. He said something we couldn’t accept, so we terminated our cooperation, which was totally fine, and I can accept it. I’m skeptical about continuing my lead.” Knight said that the players signed by Nike don’t just look at the level of competition. In the anti-Semitic rhetoric that began recently, almost all commercial cooperation has been halted. Refer to Kanye West; Owen may return to the field, but as a big player in the sports field, Nike may stop cooperating between the two sides.