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Corporation
    (1924- )
    Born in Kansas
    Founded by Adolf Dassler as part of the Dassler Brothers shoe company
    Spun off into separate company in 1949
    Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany and Portland, Oregon
    Manufactures athletic footwear, apparel and sports equipment
    The company's founder joined the Nazi party.
    Adolf had a bitter rivalry with brother Rudolf until their deaths.
    The company gave Kobe Bryant one of his earliest endorsements.
    There was a pricing controversy involving their All Blacks replica rugby jersey.
    Like rival athletic apparel company Nike, the company has been condemned for utilizing sweatshops.
    Ironically, African-American runner Jesse Owens sported a pair of their shoes.
    The company is synonymous with its famous three parallel bars.
    The company bought British company Reebok in 2005.
    Derrick Rose, Peyton Manning, and Sidney Crosby were also among its many endorsers.

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