Chris Ross plays it coy after wearing 'equality' shoes in wake of spat with Guiao
SMB guard Chris Ross wears the nifty Kyrie 4 BHM in the first half with the words “equality” written all over the footwear. Jerome Ascano

CHRIS Ross had an interesting choice of footwear in the first half of San Miguel’s 107-93 win over GlobalPort on Wednesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Ross, who according to his coach accused NLEX coach Yeng Guiao of hurling a racial slur during a spat last week, wore the nifty Kyrie 4 BHM in the first half with the words “equality” written all over the footwear.

He did change to a pair of Jordans in the second half but not before a few people in the venue noticed his kicks - and the message it conveyed. 

Later, he played coy on his choice of kicks.

“It’s just a choice of shoe. I really wanted to wear those but my feet weren’t feeling right so I had to change it,” said Ross who finished with six points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.

“Nice shoe. One of my favorite shoes that I bought the last few years. I have two pairs of them. Hopefully I can break them in and I can wear it more going forward,” he added.

Interestingly, the do-it-all guard said he just bought the pairs last week but never explained whether the 'equality' tags were just a mere coincidence or a statement in itself.

He decided to sidestep the issue.

“Today’s the first time wearing it. Usually my feet aren’t picky with shoes like that but today for some reason, they weren’t feeling well so I decided to change it,” Ross continued.  

Asked if he’ll continue to wearing these, Ross answered in the affirmative.

“I’ll try, hopefully I can break it in and wear it in the future. I like to switch shoes up, every game. But with those I really like those and hopefully I can wear those more.”

Ross definitely got the message across. 

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