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Zach LaVine Signs 4-Year, $35 Million Deal With Adidas 


Zach LaVine hasn’t played a game for the Bulls yet this season due to an ACL injury he suffered last year, but that didn’t stop adidas from signing him to a 4-year deal worth up to $35 million. LaVine has definitely done enough in his short career and shown enough promise to the point where it makes a lot of sense for a sneaker company to pay him like this. The Seattle native has that “It” factor that brands admire. LaVine says adidas sold him on potentially being the face of the brand if everything goes well. ia ESPN:

After receiving strong interest from several footwear brands, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine has agreed to terms with Adidas on a four-year endorsement deal that could be worth as much as $35 million, industry sources told ESPN on Thursday.

LaVine, 22, has yet to play this season as he recovers from a torn left ACL suffered in February but hopes to be the future face of both the Bulls franchise and the Adidas brand.

“I was looking for a partner that would grow with me as my career continues to unfold,” LaVine said to ESPN. “Adidas convinced me that I have a chance to legitimately become a face of the brand.”

The former 13th pick of the 2014 draft had worn Nike throughout his first three seasons in the league, with Nike retaining a “match clause” over any potential offer sheet from a competing brand this fall. After reviewing the offer this week, Nike officially waived the clause, according to sources, finalizing LaVine’s agreement with Adidas.

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