New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson, the No. 1 overall pick in June’s NBA Draft, announced via Instagram that he’s signing with Jordan Brand.
— Zion Williamson (@Zionwilliamson) July 23, 2019
You think the Jordan family is excited about its latest addition to the fraternity?
Well, this should be fun.
— Jordan (@Jumpman23) July 23, 2019
Jordan Brand welcomes #1 pick @Zionwilliamson to the family. "He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do, " said Michael Jordan. Zion joins Jayson Tatum, Rui Hachimura, WNBA players Asia Durr and Kia Nurse and NFL rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. pic.twitter.com/bT05oZWxXx
— Josh Benedek (@The_real_Jobby) July 23, 2019
By signing with Jordan Brand, Williamson joins an impressive group of NBA players that includes Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and Jimmy Butler.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds that Williamson’s deal with Jordan Brand will be the richest ever for an NBA rookie.
The endorsement agreement aligning New Orleans Pelicans No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and Jordan Brand extends five years and becomes the richest annual rookie shoe deal in NBA history, sources tell ESPN.
Prior to Williamson’s new Jordan Brand deal, LeBron James had the most lucrative annual rookie shoe contract in history.