John Wall is Officially a Sneaker Free Agent November 20 2015, 0 Comments
After Gilbert Arenas era, the Washington Wizards struggled to find their next superstar. That player would come in with the first pick in 2010. In the 2010 NBA Draft, John Wall was taken by the Wizards. Along with the top point guard, fellow Wildcat teammates, DeMarcus Cousins, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, and Daniel Orton also left Kentucky. These five players made history as they were all taken in the first round.
Originally signing with Reebok in 2010, Wall was highly coveted since he entered the league. Three season ago, Wall was transitioned from Reebok's parent company, adidas. This season, Wall continues to lead the team with 17.6 points and 8.6 assists per game. As one of the league's top point guards, Wall is a pretty hot commodity. Unfortunately, adidas may not retain Wall. After five years and a $25 million contract, that deal expired on September 30. Strangely, it was quiet until as of late. The J Wall 2 just released but they may not be on his feet for long.
Although his contract is up, Wall still wears them in game but has been seen In Nikes during practice. This sounds like Mike Conley's situation. Conley was an adidas athlete's deal which expired and was seen in Under Armours during practice. If it were up to us, we think Under Armour may make a run at the guard. Their endorsement roster lost Kemba Walker to Jordan Brand but still have Brandon Jennings, Emmanuel Mudiay and Greivis Vasquez.
Over the summer, adidas smashed open the piggy bank and paid for James Harden, the NBA's MVP runner-up. With that signing, the Three Stripes may lose smaller market athletes. While Wall remains a member of the Wizards, he may be wearing a different logo by the end of the season.