RUMOR: Zion Williamson’s shoe deal has potential to set records for an NBA draftee
The New Orleans Pelicans won the Draft Lottery on Tuesday in Chicago and will select Williamson with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Draft is on June 20.
He’s arguably the most marketable star to enter the NBA since LeBron James in 2003, and his shoe deal has potential to set records for a draftee, according to sources around the league.
Williamson is indeed garnering the most hype of a player entering the NBA since LeBron James came into the league.
Zion put on a show during his one season at Duke by jumping out of the gym on seemingly every play.
Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game at Duke while shooting 68.0 percent from the floor, 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.0 percent from the free-throw line. His head was above the rim on every single one of his dunks.
So which shoe company is going to land Zion? Nike makes the most sense since most of the superstars in the NBA are signed with them. Williamson wore Nike’s at Duke.