Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green might not average 20-plus points per game. He’s not a super star in the true sense of the word. Though, an argument could surely be made that Green is one of the top-10 all-around players in the NBA.
And it looks like Nike is giving him that treatment.
Green is the new front man for the Nike 2017 Hyperdunk Flyknit, which he debuted during Golden State’s NBA Finals win over the Cleveland Cavaliers back in June — Green’s second title in three years.
More than that, it appears Green will join the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Paul George as the only NBA players to have signature shoe deals with Nike.
“Green offered to wear the ’17 Hyperdunks in a low-pressure NBA game. But Nike had bigger plans for him, which were revealed to Green by his company rep, Adrian Stelly,” Slam reported on Wednesday.
The ultimate decision was to have Green debut these shoes during the Finals themselves. It’s the latest step forward for a former second-round pick that never really had stardom written on his face.
In fact, Nike is potentially looking into giving Green his own shoe deal. With the lack of true big men (centers) in today’s NBA, players of Green’s ilk have become more reputable within the endorsement industry. Given Green’s own personality, it makes him even more marketable. That could very well lead to a multi-million dollar shoe deal — something Green himself never saw coming.