Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant has signed a lifetime deal with Nike, making him just the third NBA player to do so, alongside Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Durant has been endorsing Nike since his rookie season in 2007 and has released 15 signature shoes with the brand so far. The deal will ensure that he continues to wear Nike shoes for the rest of his life.
Kevin Durant expressed his excitement about the deal, saying, “When I first signed with Nike, I couldn’t have dreamed of how far we’d go in this partnership.” He added that they have done incredible work together, both creatively and philanthropically, and that he is honored to be in rare company with the lifetime deal.
During his NBA career, Durant has won two championships, two Finals MVP Awards, a regular season MVP Award, and has been named to 13 All-Star teams, all while wearing Nike shoes. The company is thrilled to continue the partnership with such an accomplished athlete.
Nike’s Executive Vice President of Global Sports Marketing, John Slusher, expressed excitement over the lifetime deal with Kevin Kevin Durant, citing the Suns star forward as an important member of the Nike family for the past 16 years.
“As one of the best basketball players in the world,” Slusher said, “We look forward to continuing to serve the next generation of athletes together.” The deal further solidifies Nike’s position as a top brand in the basketball industry, with three of the greatest players of all time – Jordan, James, and now Kevin Durant.
Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker is also connected with Nike. In fact, he is slated to have his own signature shoe with the company in 2024. This is a significant milestone for Booker, as he will become just the 23rd NBA player to have a signature shoe with Nike.
The company has a long history of partnering with the league’s top talent and providing them with signature shoes that reflect their unique style and on-court abilities. With this announcement, Nike is clearly showing its commitment to Booker and recognizing him as one of the rising stars in the NBA.
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