Thursday, June 30, 2016

How Ben Simmons Got More Money From Nike*~

Just before being selected first overall in this month's NBA Draft, Ben Simmons inked a 5-year endorsement deal with Nike worth a reported $20 million. The announcement, which Simmons made himself on Uninterrupted, ended a bidding war between Nike and adidas for the Aussie phenom's services. On the surface, it seems simple, but as USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt reports, getting Simmons officially Swooshed up was anything but. Check out the full article below.

How Nike landed shoe deal with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons

From the beginning of negotiations with Nike and Adidas for a shoe and apparel deal, Ben Simmons sought a lucrative contract beyond the norm for an NBA rookie, even for the player who was the No. 1 overall pick by Philadelphia in Thursday's draft.