09 Jun Nike Signs Ben Simmons
Nike signed the predicted NBA top draft pick Ben Simmons to an endorsement deal.
The announcement came via a short video on Uninterrupted with the 19-year-old later tweeting that he has ‘one team figured out and one more to go’.
“I’d like to announce I’ve signed with Nike,” Simmons said in the 30-second clip.
“I’m excited. I’m blessed. This is an amazing opportunity for me and my family, of course. A lot of hard work has gone into this. All of the support from my fans, friends, and family. I wouldn’t be here without them.
“A lot of work’s about to be put in. I’m looking forward to this journey. It’s going to be long and rough, ups and downs, but it’s going to be great.”
Adidas was also bidding for the LSU star. Simmons’ deal is believed to be one of the largest rookie deals for Nike, but not close to the deals signed by LeBron James and Kevin Durant.