Nike, Inc. has announced today that Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard, Russell Westbrook, has signed with Jordan Brand on a multi-year deal.
Speculation has surrounded the destination of where the superstar was going to sign with many believing he would end up with adidas after a supposed “early” announcement by adidas Philippines’ official Instagram account. To add more fuel to the fire was the recent departure of Dwyane Wade from Jordan Brand to Li-Ning, which left a void as to who would be the new “face” of the brand.
Nike Inc. has ended the guessing game with an official statement on the signing:
BEAVERTON, Ore. (October 11, 2012) –Today, Jordan Brand*, a division of NIKE, Inc., announced the signing of Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook. The two-time NBA All-Star has agreed to a multi-year endorsement agreement with the brand.*
Michael Jordan also had a few words in the statement, welcoming Westbrook to the team:
“We are very excited to welcome Russell to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan. “Russell’s style, both on and off the court, combined with his love and dedication to the game make him a perfect fit for the Jordan Brand. We love the drive and passion for basketball that Russell brings.”
Do you think Russell Westbrook made the right decision joining Jordan Brand? What direction would you like them to take in his footwear both on the court and in the stores?