Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Zion Williamson Signs With Jordan Brand

Many of the top shoe brands in the world have been courting Williamson ever since he declared his intention to leave Duke after one season and enter the NBA draft. The New Orleans Pelicans earned the right to select Williamson first overall when they won the draft lottery, but Williamson was essentially a free agent on the shoe market who had the opportunity to weigh his options before making a decision. By signing with Jordan Brand, Williamson joins an impressive group of NBA players that includes Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook, Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City Thunder guard Chris Paul and Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler. Zion is being heralded as the NBA's next big thing, and if he lives up to his immense promise in New Orleans, Jordan Brand may have landed the biggest shoe deal signee since Nike inked LeBron James in 2003.