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Earlier this morning, John Wall, the projected #1 overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, was officially introduced by Reebok as the brand’s primary endorsee of the Reebok Basketball line. News of John Wall’s signing with Reebok caused a shocking rumble but this partnership first began in 2007, when Reebok invited John Wall to the Reebok Break Out Camp. The potential Reebok saw in John Wall has manifested itself into a superstar in the making, and the footwear brand showed no hesitation in offering John Wall a generous contract and a guaranteed signature shoe line.
This partnership will definitely put Reebok back on the basketball map dominated by its two main competitors, Nike and adidas. John Wall now joins an impressive super-star caliber collection of endorsees from other sports, such as Peyton Manning, Sidney Crosby, Thierry Henry, and Tim Lincecum among others.
While many basketball and sneaker purists second-guessed his decision to join the brand, two guaranteed signature shoes were enough to get the Kentucky to wear the Vector on the court.
Reebok has confirmed that though Wall will eventually wear shoes bearing his name, he’ll at least begin his rookie year in the ZigTech Slash, making him the first basketball player to endorse the new technology.