A new report from NBA.com has revealed that some of the best-selling players in the league are likely to have their signature sneakers from the brand on their shoes.
The list of players who are expected to be wearing Nike products includes LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul, Kawu and the rest of the big three.
A Nike spokeswoman told ABC News that the company is already working with these players to introduce new shoes for them.
Nike was also asked if it has been able to get a deal with Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant to wear the shoes.
“We’re working closely with the players to ensure they are on board with the new shoe,” she said.
She also said the company has been working with Kevin and Kobe to introduce a new shoe to coincide with the start of the NBA season.
The list also includes players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Brandon Roy, Derrick Rose, Andre Drummond, DeAndre Jordan, Kyra Smith, LaMarcus Cousins, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Love, Paul George, Kyle Lowry, Tim Duncan, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Damian Lillard, Kyrynn Caldwell, DeMarcus Cousins and the list goes on.
In addition, the list of top 10 NBA players in 2017 is also expected to include the likes of Kevin Durant (7), Draymond Green (7) and Carmelo.
As for the top 10 players in 2016, LeBron James was the top-selling player in the NBA this year with over a billion dollars in revenue.
This year, the top two players in terms of dollars are DeAndre Johnson and Stephen Curry.
For the first time, the NBA has a full year to figure out what’s going to be in the next shoe for each of the top five players in NBA history.
NBA teams are also expected at the end of this year to announce their 2018 shoe deals.
But if the league does announce a new NBA season with a new set of shoe contracts for the likes that Kevin Durant has, you can expect to see a lot of these players continue to be on the radar of sneaker brands.
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