I’m no expert on how shoe deals work for professional athletes but I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that DeAndre Jordan is currently shopping his services around. After stints at Nike and Under Armour and Nike again, Jordan – who has never shown a hint of indecisiveness in his career at all – was seen wearing multiple Nike and adidas kicks during the Clippers’ current trip to China. It didn’t matter if it was during a basketball clinic with kids or pre-game warm-ups or even in the actual game, Jordan was switching it up with the Nike LeBron Soldier 9 and adidas CrazyQuick 3. Hopefully this concludes at Jordan’s house with either Nike CEO Mark Parker or adidas’ Herbert Hainer hanging out with DeAndre while Paul Pierce does a Google image search for shoes and posts them as emojis.
As for the rest of the night in kicks, Frank Kaminsky debuted the Air Jordan XX9 “Feng Shui”, Jordan Clarkson ditched the Kobes for some retros and John Wall wore all-red adidas J Wall 2s. Seriously, Paul Pierce shoe emojis need to happen.
Photos courtesy of Zhong Zhi, Joe Murphy, Andrew D. Bernstein of Getty Images/NBA, Jae C. Hong, Alex Brandon of The Associated Press.
1DeAndre Jordan – Nike LeBron 9 Soldier
2DeAndre Jordan – adidas D Rose 773 IV
3DeAndre Jordan – adidas CrazyQuick 3
4Blake Griffin – Jordan Super.Fly 4
5Kemba Walker – Jordan Super.Fly 4
6Paul Pierce – Nike Air Legacy 3 PE
7Patrick Ewing – Ewing Athletics 33 Hi “Blackout”
8Josh Smith – Air Jordan 9 “Anthracite”
9Marvin Williams – Nike Kobe 10
10Frank Kaminsky – Air Jordan XX9 “Feng Shui/Hornets”
11John Wall – adidas J Wall 2