Tonight’s NBA Draft is the biggest night of Jabari Parker‘s career but he has already made a major power move. The former high school phenom, turned Duke basketball superstar and now guaranteed lottery pick has signed a shoe contract with Jordan Brand.
Parker dropped wind of the signing on his Twitter, sharing a photo of the gold Jumpman tie pin he will be wearing at the NBA Draft. The pic was accompanied with simply the word “#Family.”
“We could not be more excited to have Jabari Parker officially join our Jordan Family,”” said Jordan Brand president Larry Miller via a press statement. “Jabari’s character and commitment to excellence makes him a perfect fit with Jordan Brand and we are looking forward to building a legacy with him.”
Parker’s shoe deal family includes the likes of Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul.
Parker is projected to go either no. 1 or 2 in tonight’s Draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers or Milwaukee Bucks, respectively. Another possible numero uno pick is Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins, who sources tell Hip-Hop Wired will likely be signing a shoe contract with adidas.
Photo: AP Photo/Gerry Broome