Nike CEO of Michael Jordan’s Shoe Brand Makes Startling Admission – RedState

Air Jordans. Chances are, you — or someone you know — have owned at least one pair. The chairman of Nike’s successful brand made a startling admission on Wednesday in an interview with Sports Illustrated that he served time in prison when he was a member of Philadelphia’s notorious Cedar Avenue gang.

The “why” 72-year-old Larry Miller served prison time is chilling.

Miller admitted that he had murdered Edward White, an innocent boy aged 18. The Nike business mogul didn’t even know White, as reported by Daily Mail, but wanted to avenge the murder of a fellow gang murder and ended up shooting the first person he saw.

Here’s more, via Daily Mail:

Miller claims he was drunk and seeking revenge for the stabbing of one of his gangmates by Pine members.

White did nothing to provoke him, and there’s no suggestion he was a member of any other gang. Following a shot with a.38 Miller that he received from his girlfriend, White died immediately.

Sports Illustrated was informed by Miller:

“We were all drunk. “I was lost in thought. Once it kind of set in, I was like, ‘Oh, sh*t, what have I done?’ It took years for me to understand the real impact of what I had done. That’s what makes it even more difficult for me because it was for no reason at all.

“I mean, there was no valid reason for this to happen. And that’s the thing that I really struggle with and that’s —you know, it’s the thing that I think about every day. It’s like, I did this, and to someone who — it was no reason to do it. And that’s the part that really bothers me.”

The murder “really bothered” Miller so much he hid it for 56 years.

And Nike — one of the “wokest” corporations in America? What was the secret? It respond to Miller’s revelation? The company issued an ebullient statement of support for (black), Miller. Daily Mail transcription of CEO John Donahue:

This is a great example of perseverance, strength and resilience of human spirit. His experience will hopefully inspire a positive discussion about criminal justice reform and help to remove stigmatization that keeps people back.

Edward White couldn’t be reached for comment.

One — this one — wonders what Donahue’s reaction would have been if Miller was white? It’s all rhetorical thinking, obviously.

Daily Mail reports that Miller said he didn’t lie about his murder when applying for a job. Most employers only require details from criminal convictions within the past five years, according to Miller.

Daily Mail reported that Michael Jordan was also supportive of Miller even though he wasn’t directly quoted.

So, why is this important? It doesn’t — in the crazy train world in which we now find ourselves, but given the “wokeness” of Nike, it “might” have made me smile.

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