Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan wasted no time welcoming Roy Hibbert to his team yesterday. The 7'2" big man posted the following photo on Twitter shortly after reports surfaced that he'd agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Hornets:
Today's a good day. pic.twitter.com/vevT3UIS0c— Roy Hibbert (@Roy_Meets_World) July 5, 2016
That is a lot of Jordans. I asked our resident sneaker expert, David B. Walker, to help us identify the kicks Hibbert received. He sent me the following photo:
With the NBA switching jersey manufacturers for the 2017-18 season — from Adidas to Nike — the Hornets' new outfits will be incredibly on-brand. Several reports suggest that their jerseys will even feature the Jumpman logo instead of the Nike Swoosh.
Considering that Hibbert's deal is only for one year, it's unclear whether or not he'll be around for that.
Still, I'm sure he's more than happy to have access to off-the-market kicks for his size 18 feet. Hibbert's been a Nike athlete for a while now, too.
Welcome to Charlotte, Roy.