The NBA offseason isn’t just for free agents looking to sign back or get a new contract with teams around the league. It also marks the time for sneaker free agents to sign on with some of the biggest brands around to rock their apparel and gear on court this upcoming season. We’ve seen some of the top draft picks from this coveted draft sign deals with such brands as Jordan and adidas already, and now it’s Aaron Gordon’s turn.
The Orlando Magic big man just inked a deal to become the latest brand ambassador for Nike. Gordon was the third overall pick in the draft, with many people drawing comparisons in his game to fellow Nike athlete, Blake Griffin. The signing of Gordon comes off the heels of other top draft picks Andrew Wiggins who signed on with adidas, and Duke product Jabari Parker, who inked a deal with Jordan Brand.
Gordon is currently playing on the Magic’s Summer League team, where he’s been seen wearing the Nike Zoom Crusader in majority of his games thusfar. The terms of the deal haven’t come to light yet, but considering Gordon was a lottery pick in the most highly touted draft since 2003, it’s clear the Swoosh has some big plans for him.