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GRANDMAMA GIVES CONVERSE A PIECE OF HIS MIND
Published March 3, 1995
In this month's SPORT magazine, Larry Johnson criticized how Converse handled his injury problems. Johnson said Converse has "kind of [written] me off a little bit": "At first, when [Grandmama] first came out, Converse and I did a whole lot of commercials. But after a year or two because of my back injury, we haven't. I'm gonna take a shot at Converse. ... You print that. I'm taking a shot at them. It's a business. Hey, we're playing a game. I look at it from their point of view. Those guys are trying to sell shoes. ... So if I ain't out there playing, those guys ain't gonna sell their tennis shoes and make no money. It's really no hard feelings. But I do want them to know that I am an elephant. ... I don't forget" (SPORT, 3/95 issue).