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Los Angeles Lakers guard Nick Young has officially joined the adidas family, becoming the newest member of the brand’s growing endorsement roster of NBA players.
Young, a longtime Kicks On Court staple known for wearing a variety of iconic sneakers in games, had worn Nike in college at USC and since he was drafted 16th overall in 2007.
After negotiating through the start of the NBA season this fall, the restricted sneaker free agent came to an agreement on a multi-year deal with adidas last week, still leaving a window of time for Nike to match the deal.
Just yesterday, Nike officially declined to match the offer sheet.
To celebrate the new partnership, Swaggy P took the court tonight in Houston and laced up the launch colorway of the Yeezy Boost 750. Twitter is on fire right now, as you’d expect.
Stay tuned for more Kicks On Court sightings of what’s to come from Nick Young, and next week, we’ll also be highlighting all of the players around the league that have switched brands this season.