Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges has himself a sweet new endorsement deal after signing a four-year deal with Nike, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges, the No. 12 overall pick in the NBA draft, has signed a four-year endorsement deal with Nike, sources tell The Athletic.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 28, 2018
No details of the deal were provided beyond the tweet.
These types of endorsement deals are fairly common practice, particularly for lottery picks. After all, Malik Monk signed with Nike soon after last summer’s draft. If there is any bit of surprise, it’s that Bridges chose Nike over his boss’s Jordan Brand. That, of course, is assuming Jordan Brand even offered him a deal.
By my count, Jordan Brand’s last Hornets signee is former second round pick Dwayne Bacon, who signed last summer. By this “logic” it’s only fitting that Jordan sign Devonte’ Graham, this summer’s second round pick.
The offseason continues for a little less than a month before teams rejoin for training camp on September 22nd. It can’t come soon enough.