Agent: Michael Jordan said sorry

— -- Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten's Air Jordan sneaker did indeed fall apart during last Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers, but Michael Jordan himself never called to say he was sorry.

The Delaware News Journal quoted Wroten as saying he received an apology from Jordan.

"He called my agent," the paper quoted Wroten as saying. The quote was republished by a host of media outlets, including

Wroten's agent, Greg Lawrence, told on Friday that his client was misquoted.

"Tony told me that the media asked him if he thought Jordan would apologize and he answered, 'He can call my agent,'" Lawrence told

Jordan's spokesperson, Estee Portnoy, also denied that Jordan called Wroten's agent.

Lawrence also said Wroten is not a Jordan endorser, but does get compensated by Nike.

Wroten's sneaker split apart on March 14 in Philadelphia's loss to Indiana. Play was briefly stopped, and Wroten ran to the locker room and to retrieve another pair.

Wroten, 20, is a bright spot on the 76ers' roster, averaging 13.5 points per game.

Philadelphia is 15-53 and has lost 22 straight games heading into Friday night's game against the New York Knicks. The all-time record for the most consecutive losses in a season belongs to the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost 26 straight games.