There hasn’t been a rookie with as much hype to enter the league as Zion Williamson in some time. While this obviously means basketball fans can’t wait to see what he can do on the floor, this also meant there was a whole lot of speculation about what he would end up wearing on his feet during his basketball career, with some speculation that he could end up getting an historically huge sneaker deal from a major footwear company.
We’ll have to wait to see what the number ends up being, but on Tuesday afternoon, Williamson announced his decision. The New Orleans Pelicans’ young star tweeted out a video with his decision to sign an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand.
The video was also shared by the official Jordan Brand Twitter account.
Williamson also released a brief statement indicating that he’s long dreamed of impacting the game of basketball just like Michael Jordan has, both during and after his career.
Williamson is the latest name to join the company, with Boston Celtics standout Jayson Tatum also hopping on board earlier this summer. This is a gigantic win for Jordan, especially if the market for Williamson’s services was as robust as everyone believed it could end up being. We’ll keep you updated as more details come out about this partnership, and hopefully, those details involve news about a potential Air Zion 1 coming out sooner rather than later.