Gotta give it to Odell here. Maybe on the surface it seems like the work that went into making those cleats was worth more than the payoff of the statement they made, but how else can you let the media know that you're so totally tired of their attention? I'm not exactly familiar with the inner workings of TMZ, but if there is anything that would get them to do some soul searching and change their entire business model then surely it's advertising on their behalf. So good on the Giants wideout who did the equivalent of walking through the woods butt ass naked after bathing in honey and blamed the bears for taking notice when he skipped OTA's and popped on social media smiling next to a burnout that serves as the brightest of lights for the parasitic paparazzi. He really showed them the danger of their shamelessly narcissistic ways by wearing shoes that will undoubtedly require them to write a story that involves themselves. There's no "shhhh'ing" the 'New York Post', but this podiatric scolding of them should really get them to focus their attention elsewhere.
Also, it should be noted that Odell Beckham had a revelation while he was away from his team, which was apparently that all losing is created equal...
“I’ve reflected on it a lot,” Beckham said. “It’s just like LeBron (James) losing the (NBA) Finals — you’re going to look back on it and see what you could’ve done better, how you could’ve handled the situation better, or whatever the case may be. It’s all a part of life. It’s a learning process. You’ve just got to take it as a grain of salt. You’ve got to grow from it. You’ve got to learn. And that’s what I’ve been doing, that’s what the time off was.” (h/t USAToday)
Personally, I think me losing my keys is a better comparison to Odell Beckham's first round playoff no-show, but hey - if LeBron James historically dominant performance in defeat is "just like" a wide receiver dropping so many balls that you'd think he was trying to dribble them then a loss really is just a loss. I didn't really give a crap that Odell skipped OTA's, but now that I know he spent that time growing to learn that circumstances don't matter I have no choice but to praise him for doing so.