Sixers' Embiid signs Under Armour endorsement deal

11 Octobre, 2018, 17:26 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Report: Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid set to sign with Under Armour | Tale of the Tait

According to Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel, the endorsement deal is expected to be finalized today.

In ditching Adidas in favor of Under Armour, Embiid will join a small list of National Basketball Association players that includes Stephen Curry and Dennis Smith Jr., as well as other star athletes like Cam Newton, Tom Brady, Bryce Harper and Jordan Spieth. Embiid appears ready to test the theory that the NBA's tallest stars can't sell shoes.

Thw 24-year-old is hands down the league's best follow on social media, letting jokes fly at will, getting under his opponent's skin, while backing up his talk on the court.

If any big man can transcend the norm and move sneakers, it's Embiid. His trash talking and trolling are already legendary, and Embiid is only scratching the surface of how popular he can become.

Report: Former Jayhawk Joel Embiid set to sign with Under Armour | Tale of the Tait

Under Armour offered enough money, a reported signature shoe, and more, and the deal got done, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic. When I look at myself ...

"Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball", Embiid added. You can name it - pass, post up, shoot the ball, bring the ball up, being a playmaker - so I'm excited to break that stereotype.

Under Armour is taking a chance on Embiid in the hope that he can turn around the company's recent misfortunes by breaking the mold for big men.

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