Zion Williamson has signed with Jordan Brand shoes. After months of speculation, the number one pick in the 2019 NBA draft, chose the Nike subsidiary and signed a 7-year, $75m sneaker deal.
Adidas, Puma and Under Armour fought a bloody battle for his signature, but the New Orleans Pelican’s player opted to go with his hero, Michael Jordan’s brand.
To put this into perspective, only a rookie LeBron James ($87m) commanded more cash ahead of his NBA debut. The sneaker deal even eclipses what Williamson will make in his first year with the Pelicans. In short, he’ll rarely have to worry about money again.