Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo has recently signed with Jordan Brand, while Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman joins his teammate Klay Thompson at Anta.
Heat All-Star Bam Adebayo has joined the Jordan Brand. (Photo via nicekicks.com)
Jordan Brand snags Adebayo
Bam Adebayo is officially a sneaker star athlete. The Miami Heat All-Star has reportedly signed with the Jordan Brand, the famous sub-brand of Nike. Via its official Twitter account, Jordan made this very exciting announcement for the 23-year old big man.
“Being able to say that I’m part of the brand makes me sit back and really cherish everything.”
Jordan Brand is pleased to welcome @bam1of1 to the Jumpman Family.
Learn more about Bam’s journey to the Jordan Brand and his commitment to giving back.
Photo by: David Alvarez
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) February 26, 2021
Adebayo, who is coming off his first career All-Star appearance last year, is putting up all-around numbers of 19.6 points, 9.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game this season. That tremendous stat line was curiously not enough to nab a spot in the All-Star team this year, but it’s true that the Heat’s young center is headed to superstar status in a few more years.
Interestingly, Bam’s teammate Jimmy Butler was also with the Jordan Brand for the most part of his career. However, Butler already jumped ship to Li-Ning, a Chinese sneaker brand which boasts former Heat superstar and three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade as its star endorser.
Warriors rookie James Wiseman has signed with Anta. (Photo by Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports)
Anta signs Warriors prized rookie
As reported by ESPN’s Nick DePaula, Golden State Warriors rookie James Wiseman has signed an endorsement deal with Anta. Wiseman is joining teammates Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney under the Chinese sneaker brand.
OFFICIAL: Warriors rookie James Wiseman has signed with ANTA.
The endorsement deal will see the #2 pick @BigTicket_JW headline the brand’s upcoming Project Z-Up line of 2021 shoes. pic.twitter.com/Be6nbW9dCS
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) February 27, 2021
Wiseman was the second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. He has logged in 23 games for the Warriors this season, and is averaging 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per contest.
With this move, Wiseman will be joining Klay Thompson, who is currently sitting out the season to recover from a Torn ACL injury he suffered in the offseason. Klay inked a massive 10-year contract with Anta in 2017. They recently rolled out the KT 6, which is Klay’s sixth signature shoe with the brand.
If you’re curious about the ins and outs of the Anta KT 6, we wrote an in-depth performance review to help you decide if it’s worth the cop.