The Philadelphia 76ers‘ center Joel Embiid is officially the newest member of team Under Armour. Having been under the adidas umbrella for the last two seasons, the entertaining big-man inked Under Armour’s offer sheet back on September 28.
According to Nick DePaula of ESPN, Embiid’s new deal is for five years and is slated to make him the highest-paid center in the NBA. Although the exact dollar figure has yet to be shared, Embiid was delighted to know that Under Armour plans to assist with his charity work for Philadelphia and his homeland of Cameroon. What’s more is that this deal will include his own collection of branded footwear and apparel.
adidas had 10 days to match UA’s deal, however the German brand informed Joel and his representatives ahead of time that it’ll not present a counteroffer.
“The Process” now stands with fellow NBA-ers Stephen Curry and Dennis Smith as well as other prominent UA ambassadors Tom Brady, Bryce Harper and A$AP Rocky. In related news, fans of the NBA Live 19 cover athlete can check out his guest appearance on Hot Ones from earlier in the year.