Draymond Green Signs With Converse (UPDATE)
Leaving Nike after eight years.
UPDATE (March 6, 2020): Nike has confirmed that Draymond Green has joined Converse’s signed basketball athletes. The three-time NBA Champion joins the Phoenix Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr. on the growing roster, describing Converse as “family.”
“When you talk about the brand you’re talking about legends like Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving, amongst other greats,” Green continued. “Forming a roster that lives up to those expectations is an exciting challenge, and if I get to conquer it with family? It doesn’t get any sweeter than that.”
Converse also took the opportunity to tease its next performance model, the G4. Incorporating Nike React and Air Zoom technology in the heel and forefoot, respectively, Converse notes that the shoe “considers the needs of dynamic and imposing players.”
The G4 will reportedly arrive at Converse’s website and stores “soon.”
ORIGINAL STORY (March 4, 2020): Draymond Green is supposedly trading in his Nike 2017 Hyperdunk Flyknits for the All-Star Pro BBs as he signs a shoe deal with Converse. ESPN Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski first broke the news on Twitter, writing, “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.”
The Golden State Warriors PF is now one of the footwear brand’s most popular NBA players alongside the Phoenix Suns’ Kelly Oubre Jr. Green has been a Nike-sponsored athlete since his rookie season in 2012 and remained loyal to the Swoosh, even becoming the face of the Nike 2017 Hyperdunk Flyknit. He was seen using a custom Nike Zoom Rev with “D23” stitching during the 2016-2017 season that fueled rumors of a possible signature shoe deal, and although Nike is the parent company of Converse, it seems like that dream will materialize under the Converse branding.
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
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