Zion Williamson’s year just got better.
Just over a month after he was selected first overall in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, Williamson signed an endorsement deal with Nike’s Jordan Brand.
The partnership was announced in posts on the Jordan Brand and Williamson’s social media channels, captioned with the phrase “Kingdome Come”, showcasing him in a jersey with the Jordan logo.
Well, this should be fun.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) July 23, 2019
Although the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, it’s been said that the deal could be worth upwards toward $100 million. If Williamson did sign off for that amount, it would be the largest shoe deal ever for an NBA rookie.
The deal with Nike’s Jordan is not too shocking, but comes with a foot note.
In February, Williamson suffered a knee injury when the Nike shoes he was wearing exploded and tore apart during a game against North Carolina. Rest assured, now that Nike has a very large investment in Williamson, that mishap will never again.
Update July 24, 2019
The terms of Williamson’s deal with Jordan Brand is reportedly for 7-years, $75 million.