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Nike CEO

We're NOT Calling It Quits

On Lance Armstrong

1/16/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nike
might reunite with Lance Armstrong after all ... despite terminating its contract with the disgraced cyclist last year -- so says the Nike CEO Phil Knight

Phil was out in DC yesterday when we asked if Lance and Nike might patch things up after the cyclist admitted to using PEDs -- and Phil responded, "Never say never."

You'll recall, Nike dropped Lance back in October, saying, "Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him."

As for whether Phil plans to watch Oprah's interview with Lance ... you get three guesses.

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16.

Georgiagirl    

We let men in beauty pageants knowing they are men, we award plastic woman with most beautiful woman in the world, and people are really having a fit over doping. All kinds of fakes are out there getting support why not Lance?

589 days ago
17.

Spicy mag    

How about you make some sneakers that don't fall apart after 2 months of use. Oh that's right, they just need to look good for collectors, aka suckers, not actually work.

589 days ago
18.

pat    

His testicular cancer was probably caused by his doping.


I'll never buy anything from Nike if they pick him up again.

589 days ago
19.

tmzfan    

It drives me crazy when people think they can do bad, and make it right with a simple apology.

589 days ago
20.

Cheryl A.    

Why are you still holding on to the lying, thieving, Lance Armstrong? He is no better then a bank robber.

589 days ago
21.

Truth    

DUDE LOOKS A BIT LIKE MICHAEL CAINE. LIKE ARMSTRONG'S CAREER, IT'S ALL AN ACT. #TRUTH!!

589 days ago
22.

Bravo600    

Not a problem. New Balance is now my sports shoe.

589 days ago
23.

Truth    

NIKE SHOES ALWAYS SUCKED!!! CHEAP SH*T THAT FALLS APART IN 2 SECONDS, MADE IN CHINA CRAPOLA. NEW BALANCE IS A MUCH BETTER BUILT AND DESIGNED BRAND AND COMES IN DIFFERENT WIDTHS. NIKE CAUSES MORE ORTHOTIC PROBLEMS THAN ANY SPORTS SHOE. #TRUTH!!

589 days ago
24.

Laura    

I know people say things like this all the time, but seriously, I won't purchase anything connected to Lance Armstrong. No more Nike's for me if he comes back!

589 days ago
25.

Bill Leslie    

yikes - Phil looks like garbage!!

589 days ago
26.

Sandra     

Nike would be stupid to reunite with Armstrong!!

589 days ago
27.

paul a.    

$$$$
thats all that matters

589 days ago
28.

jimmy d    

This guy looks like his breath can light a cigar under water

589 days ago
29.

Twiz    

My guess is Lance will claim (maybe prove) that EVERYONE did it and that high up officials knew about it, even encouraged it. If that happens, more pl wil side with Armstrong than against him.

589 days ago
30.

Georgiagirl    

Whatever if the strippers with fake t!ts don't have to give back their tips and if the beauty contestants with hair extensions and airbrushed fake plastic faces don't have to give up their crowns, and if the politicians that sell us fake promises and don't deliver doesn't have to step down i can not see why Lance Armstrong is now the worlds most hated man when he's no more fake than most of the other people who are rewarded for greatness they didn't earn. Whatever.

589 days ago
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