30 Sep '15, 1pm

Nike co-founder Phil Knight doesn't regret taking shots at Reebok:

Nike co-founder Phil Knight recently spoke with USA Today for the first interview since his announcement that he'd be relinquishing his position as the company's chairman in 2016 and as expected, the exchange is full of gems. Despite his age, 77, and his pending move with the company, it's clear that Knight hasn't lost his fiery competitive spirit. The chairman even stood by comments made in a 1988 interview with 20/20 where he said that he was looking forward to putting Reebok employees out of work. Given the current landscape of the sneaker industry, it may be hard to believe that Reebok was once the biggest thorn in Nike's side but in the late '80s, it actually managed to surpass the Swoosh in sales. According to Knight, Reebok's success during this period caused Nike to drop 280 of its own workers, and he was merely looking to even the score. "That's kind of the nature...

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