I think you're crazy, just like me
I'm surprised I haven't seen more about this, but only Truehoop (May 5--handling biz) and the Hartford Courant (May 21--late pass) seem to have picked up on ESPN's story about Adidas reissuing Kobe's signature shoes as the Crazy's instead of the Kobe's. Initially, that seemed too funny to actually be true, but upon further reflection, that shit is pretty unprofessional, an internal joke taken too far. We all know Kobe's got issues, but for his former shoe company to publicly question his sanity is on some petty ex-girl shit. Darren Rovell posits that Kobe is changing his number to 24 because Adidas is marketing the shoes formerly known as KB8's as Crazy 8's. That seems too trivial to have really played a part in his decision, but if so--Kobe, you're too strong for that, homie. Shake off these haters and do you.
I just bought some new Rod Lavers yesterday, but from here on out, I'm boycotting Adidas.