Nike's Air Jordan brand has enjoyed a successful summer adding NBA stars to its roster.
Zion Williamson, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, has officially joined Jordan brand, the company announced Tuesday.
“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” Williamson said in a Nike statement. “Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”
The list of talented basketball players who recently have become Jordan Brand athletes is quite impressive, and it includes Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Boston's 21-year-old star signed a deal with the company in June.
✅ Dwayne Haskins— ESPN (@espn) July 23, 2019
✅ Kia Nurse
✅ Jayson Tatum
✅ Rui Hachimura
✅ Zion Williamson
Jordan Brand is building a pretty nice roster 👀 pic.twitter.com/cdlGPdKyQS
Tatum isn't the only Celtics player on Jordan Brand's roster.
Newly signed point guard Kemba Walker also is one of the brand's top stars. Tatum even tried to recruit Walker to sign with the Celtics in NBA free agency during a Jordan event in Paris last month.
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