Draymond Green reportedly is trading the swoosh for a star.
Green, a Nike athlete, will sign a shoe deal with Converse, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday, citing sources.
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is signing a shoe deal with Converse, sources tell ESPN. He will become the brand’s highest profile athlete since Dwyane Wade. Green had been with Nike.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 4, 2020
The Warriors star is staying in the Nike family, however. The Phil Knight-led megacorporation has owned the company that made the Chuck Taylor All-Stars famous since 2003. Green has recently had Converse gear in his locker, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Logan Murdock.
Draymond has had some Converse prototypes near his locker over the last couple of weeks. Still in the Nike family but in a different house. https://t.co/6AzJv25GJz— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) March 4, 2020
Converse relaunched its basketball line in November 2018, signing Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. to a sponsorship deal then. Chinese national team star Abudushalamu Abudurexiti also is a Converse athlete.
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Green, 30, is averaging 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game this season in the absence of fellow stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Next year marks the start of a four-year contract extension he signed last summer, and that deal has a player option for the 2023-24 season.
The real question in light of this report is whether or not Converse is paying Green enough to rock a pair of classic Chucks on the court.