Zach LaVine Signs Four-Year Deal with Adidas Worth $35-Million
Although he is still recovering from a torn ACL, that has not stopped Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine from making a splash in the shoe industry.
To end a busy week around the NBA, it was announced that LaVine has inked a four-year endorsement deal worth $35-million with Adidas, joining a loaded roster which includes the likes of James Harden, Damian Lillard, and his former Minnesota Timberwolves teammate Andrew Wiggins.
“I was looking for a partner that would grow with me as my career continues to unfold,” LaVine said to ESPN. “Adidas convinced me that I have a chance to legitimately become a face of the brand.”
No offence to the Chicago Bulls, but the LaVine-Adidas deal has some neat incentives. If LaVine breaks out as an All-Star level player on a depleted Bulls team in a weak Eastern Conference, he will make a few bonus dollars on top of the current deal.
“It’s a different contract than anything we’ve done recently,” a brand source said.
According to sources, Adidas drew LaVine in for its “brand presence already in Chicago.”