Horses often lose a shoe, don't they? Not since an episode of Mr. Ed in 1963 have we seen such ado over a shoe.
An unshod Mike Bibby suffered a foot fetish during the second mismatch between the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.
In one heated moment, Bibby did some high stepping and lost his shoe. Unfortunately, Bibby is not so fast on his stocking feet, and opponent Dwayne Wade got to the shoe first.
The blue suede sneaker wound up as a ringer when the horseshoe clanged into the Heat bench.
Though no one else wanted to put a paw on Bibby's smelly old sneaker, it slowed down the bigfoot Knick enough that he hobbled over to the bench when the action moved down court.
Usually old shoes are tossed at weddings, or at least at the end of a playoff series. Why did the moron toss the shoe? Inquiring minds asked Dwayne Wade.
After the game, Wade told the New York Times that he had never engaged in a shoe off before and found it to his liking. He only tossed the blue shoe a few feet off the court, not into the stands of ravenous fans who'd chew on the shoe.
A few wags suggested Bibby needed a gumshoe to solve his problem.
Reports that a homeless old lady took the shoe to live in are out of bounds. Bibby's size 12 and a half shoe was far too small even by New York apartment standards.
Rex Ryan was not at the game, or we'd be seeing more fancy footwork.
Bibby seemed like a man unaccustomed to playing in black nylon stockings. The bunion was not running.
The entire incident was overshadowed by the barefaced flatfooted performance of the Knicks squad.