Klay Thompson heads into the summer of 2017 with his second NBA championship and the Golden State Warriors All-Star is living his best life. Usually stars take time away from the court and travel across the world with family or even to promote some product. For Thompson, he went to China and promoted his shoe company, Anta.
As he tours the country, Klay has been spotted all over doing some pretty hilarious things from dancing in a club to losing an arm wrestling match against a fan who tickled him. No, seriously.
And we're back to Klay Thompson dancing around in China ?
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 30, 2017
But the main mission for Klay in China is to promot his Anta sneakers. He might be the lone star who isn’t signed to one of the big three companies and apparently he’s doing a great job. Despite rumors of his displeasure with his Anta shoe deal, Thompson inked a 10-year, $80 million contract with the company.
Following comes from Nick Depaula of Nice Kicks.
After initially signing a shoe deal with Chinese brand Anta in 2014, Golden State Warriors star forward Klay Thompson has signed a new 10-year renegotiation extension with the company, Nice Kicks has exclusively learned, locking him in with Anta until 2026.
The long-term footwear and apparel endorsement deal, struck by Thompson’s Wasserman agent Greg Lawrence, Senior Vice President of Basketball, along with his business manager Joe McLean, will land the explosive sharpshooter among the top 10 highest earning sneaker endorsers among all NBA players. The deal could reach 10 years and $80 Million, with a variety of incentives incorporated into the contract, and will continue to grow his brand throughout both China and the US.