A strange story out of Toronto, where it seems that Raptor waterbugs Leandro Barbosa(notes) and Sonny Weems(notes) are having a devil of a time following through on one of an NBA player's most important professional commitments. That's right, they're finding it tough to follow through on a stated desire to endorse and wear adidas-brand sneakers.According to Raptors equipment manager Kevin DiPietro, adidas "is having a little bit of a crisis right now," which is odd, and to hear DiPietro tell it this shortage is "for the first time ever." And as a result, Barbosa is having to wear adidas high tops in several colors which in no way mesh with Toronto's red, white and black color scheme, and Weems is having to wear -- shock horror -- NikesWhy is this a story to begin with?! its again a cheap shot at Toronto/Canada that they can't get a simple act together. Its small things like this that are constantly mentioned in the media which American Born players read and ignorantly think that Toronto is a backwards behind the times city.BDL has dealt with adidas in the past, and they're usually pretty forthcoming, so perhaps some wires were crossed along the way.