By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Basketball shoes have caused people to lose their lives before. They were once banned by former NBA Commissioner David Stern after Michael Jordan debuted them.
According to a Nov. 14, 2015 story in GQ Magazine, an estimated 1,200 people die over sneakers ever year. A sneakerheadz documentary suggests that the deaths are caused because, “the violence is (because of) the marketing hype machine that transforms sneaker releases into consumer feeding frenzies.”
This is the reason the grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis was shot and killed in Chicago. The were at least two suspects, according to law enforcement, who went into the 15-year-olds house in the Englewood neighborhood on Friday night and shot and killed Jovan Wilson.
He was shot in the head, according to Davis.
“This stems from a dispute over shoes, basketball shoes,” police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
Law enforcement believes that the alleged suspects and Wilson were friends at some point.
“Young people are using guns to settle petty disputes over clothes,” he added.
Chicago has been a rise in shooting and homicides this year. Recently, a relative of Dwayne Wade, the Chicago Bulls guard, was killed as she was walking her children home.
Before she was gunned down, she registered her children for school.
August was the deadliest month in two decades. There have been 673 deaths this year in President Barack Obama’s hometown.
“I grieve for my family,” Davis said in a statement. “I grieve for the young men who pulled the trigger. I grieve for his family, his parents, (and) his friends.”
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