Jordan Brand Just Signed Its First Chinese Basketball Player

Guo Ailun joins Russell Westbrook, Kahwi Leonard and Chris Paul.

Sports
8,691 Hypes 0 Comments

Jordan Brand has signed Guo Ailun, the sportswear giant’s first Chinese basketball player. In addition to joining the label’s roster which includes NBA superstars Russell Westbrook, Kahwi Leonard and Chris Paul, the 23-year-old athlete will also receive a $1.4 million USD annually in sponsorship fees. Previously, Guo was signed to Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning, who was paying him $1.1 million USD per year. At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the budding point guard averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists per game.

In terms of appeal in the country, Guo is one of China’s most popular basketball players — he has 1.6 million followers on Sina Weibo, a Twitter type platform for China. Jordan Brand will be announcing the signing sometime today, May 10.

See some of Guo Ailun’s highlights below:

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Guo Ailun Takes on the Air Jordan 38 Low
Footwear

Guo Ailun Takes on the Air Jordan 38 Low

Adding to the CBA star’s large lineup of Air Jordan PEs.

Air Jordan 4 Surfaces in WNBA Player-Exclusive "First Class" Colorway
Footwear

Air Jordan 4 Surfaces in WNBA Player-Exclusive "First Class" Colorway

Embellished with gold-tone hardware and diamond accents.

Jordan Brand Launches the "Agitator" Sandal
Footwear

Jordan Brand Launches the "Agitator" Sandal

Borrowing its sole design from the Air Jordan 13.


Jordan Brand Unveils the Jordan Luka 3
Footwear

Jordan Brand Unveils the Jordan Luka 3

The balance-oriented design has been revealed ahead of Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks’ playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers.

adidas Day One Revisits Tailored Performance Running Gear for 2017 Spring/Summer
Footwear

adidas Day One Revisits Tailored Performance Running Gear for 2017 Spring/Summer

Featuring the ADO UltraBOOST.

Supreme 2017 Spring Sunglasses Collection
Fashion

Supreme 2017 Spring Sunglasses Collection

Five distinct styles for your sunny activities.

Big Sean Shows off PUMA's New SUPER PUMA Pack
Fashion

Big Sean Shows off PUMA's New SUPER PUMA Pack

A homage to the birth of hip-hop.

adidas Introduces Manchester United's New Away Jersey
Sports

adidas Introduces Manchester United's New Away Jersey

adi throws it back to the Red Devils of ‘90-’92.

Leaked Image of a Luxurious Nike Air VaporMax with Gold Trims Has Surfaced
Footwear

Leaked Image of a Luxurious Nike Air VaporMax with Gold Trims Has Surfaced

Get glowed up with more gold.


SSENSE Releases a Documentary on J.W.Anderson's "Disobedient Bodies"
Art

SSENSE Releases a Documentary on J.W.Anderson's "Disobedient Bodies"

Anderson explores “the human form in art, fashion and design.”

Your First Official Look Inside the Palace SoHo NYC Store
Fashion

Your First Official Look Inside the Palace SoHo NYC Store

One of the largest streetwear stores in the area by far.

Norse Store's 2017 Summer Editorial Shows off Its Latest Seasonal Fits
Fashion

Norse Store's 2017 Summer Editorial Shows off Its Latest Seasonal Fits

Featuring visvim, Junya Watanabe, Margaret Howell and more.

Mountain Dew Assists Kyrie Irving's Championship Chase With Special "K.A.R.E." Package
Footwear

Mountain Dew Assists Kyrie Irving's Championship Chase With Special "K.A.R.E." Package

For victims of the “Ankle-taker.”

Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles Will Finally Be Available Later Today
Tech & Gadgets

Tesla's Solar Roof Tiles Will Finally Be Available Later Today

Delivery and installation later this year in the U.S. and in 2018 for overseas orders.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.