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Nick DePaula: Massive loss for the sneaker industry, as iconic designer and exec Peter Moore has passed away. The designer of the Nike Dunk, Air Jordan 1 & “Wings” logo, Moore also guided Adidas throughout the ’90s and beyond, creating the brand’s slanted Three Stripes logo & EQT category. pic.twitter.com/biwO2a9oS8

Ben Simmons signs new three-year deal with Nike

Ben Simmons has a new three-year shoe deal with Nike, according to Simmons’ agent Rich Paul, after the former All-Star’s advanced negotiations with New Balance did not result in a deal. League sources say New Balance got well down the line toward signing Simmons earlier this season — even though he was not playing at the time for Philadelphia and has still yet to play for Brooklyn since the Nets acquired him on Feb. 10 — but couldn’t convince the 25-year-old to leave his preferred brand.