Zach LaVine Signs with adidas, Leaves Nike


According to ESPN, Bulls guard Zach Lavine has decided to sign with Adidas, despite not having to play a game this season.

The four-year adidas endorsement deal could be worth as much as $35 million sources told ESPN. Carrying the Bulls’ future in his hands, LaVine may be ready to shoulder some of the weight for Adidas Basketball as players like Jaylen Brown and Kelly Oubre Continue to develop. Moreover, star Andrew Wiggins’ deal will expire soon.

While Nike, the brand LaVine has rocked with for the past past years, had the ability to match any offers LaVine received, the Swoosh waived the clause amidst uncertainties in LaVine’s health.

LaVine will be the third Bulls star to sign with Adidas in recent years; he succeeds Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler (who later signed with Jordan) as the next face of the franchise for the Windy City.

Would you like to see a signature line for the two-time Dunk Champ? Let us know in the comments.

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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 25: Zach LaVine #8 of the Chicago Bulls poses for a portrait during the 2017-18 NBA Media Day on September 25, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

 

 

Source: ESPN


11 Comments

  1. Why actually play ball when you can make tens of millions riding the bench with a shoe deal? Incredible. Only in America.

    1. Playing ball is what put him in position for the deal in the first place. You mad ain’t no one coming to sign you at your intramural games?

  2. Interesting move. Promising young player with star potential, charismatic athlete, dunk contest champion….I see the upside. At the same time he’s out with a major injury, hasn’t really accomplished anything yet, and who knows how he recovers from the injury? I’d be shocked if he gets a sig shoe anytime soon. They’ve already got Rose, who unfortunately is just a mediocre player now, and Wiggins who is good but nothing special and not even an all star yet. You can only have so many sig shoes for guys that aren’t stars.

    I think Porzingis has to be next in line.

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