The OKC Thunder shocked the world by selecting Josh Giddey with the sixth overall pick. Giddey, who thought his range was 7-15, was also pleasantly surprised, after informing his agent that he only wanted to go to Bricktown.
Rookie Thunder is also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead. In the NBL, “the league ran the rent and everything, so I had all that money and nothing to spend it on, so I just spent it on shoes.” the 18-year-old said on his Tik Tok.
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His favorite shoes are called “dunk’s” made by Nike (can you tell I’m not a sneaker enthusiast?)
OKC Thunder goalkeeper Josh Giddey signs with Nike
The young core of Oklahoma City Thunder lines up with plenty of shoe offerings. Famous former New Balance intern Darius Bazley turned New Brunswick athlete Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is set to release his first player-exclusive kicks next week with Converse, and now Giddey joins Nike.
Other 2021 Rookies to join the check: Davion Mitchell, Josh Primo, Moses Moody, Jonathan Kuminga, Chris Duarte and Cade Cunningham.
Josh Giddey took this step official with a message on Twitter, confirming Nick DePaula’s report.
While Nike has more money than he knows what to do with and that doesn’t guarantee Giddey’s future in the NBA, they’re still a business at the end of the day, taking calculated risks on every player in the game. hope for a significant return on investment.
If Josh Giddey is splashing the scene, it’s a huge plus for the swoosh to have him already under their control. For Giddey, it’s a dream come true and he can continue shopping for his favorite style of footwear.
Will Nike’s investment become a star? Well, he walks into the NBA with an elite trait from day one, so he’s off to a good start. Maybe one day we’ll see Giddey pull out a PE as his backcourt mate.