Zion Williamson hopes in the NBA are still high. He was selected first overall by New Orleans in last month’s draft. In just a month in the NBA, he is turning into a pro; he is already joining the class of elite athletes.
Zion announced on Tuesday that he had joined Nike’s Jordan Brand family. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the agreement with Nike will extend five years and is the most lucrative annual rookie deal in the history of NBA.
Zion now joins the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Jayson Tatum and Chris Paul who also signed with the brand.
Michael Jordan said in a release that Zion’s determination, character, and play are inspiring and will help lead the brand into the future.
Williamson appreciated being part of Jordan Brand family. He said that it had been his dream to make it to the league and have an impact like Michael Jordan.