Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is set to embark on a new shoe deal after spending the better part of his NBA career as a Nike athlete. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Green has signed a new sneaker deal with apparel company Converse.
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is signing a shoe deal with Converse, sources tell ESPN. He will become the brand’s highest profile athlete since Dwyane Wade. Green had been with Nike.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 4, 2020
Though Converse may not be as large of a sneaker giant in the NBA as other brands such as Nike, Adidas or Jordan, they’ve started to gain some momentum over the past couple of years. Of course, Converse did have Dwyane Wade under contract years ago and will now have Draymond Green join Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr. as their two primary athletes moving forward.
Things are vastly different for Green and the Warriors on the court when compared to years past but they could be on the upswing again next season. Regardless, Draymond Green has always been one of Golden State’s popular players and should do well with Converse.
While Nike and Adidas dominate the NBA sneaker market, Green joins teammates Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry as outliers when it comes to endorsement deals. Curry has an ongoing deal with Under Armour while Thompson remains under contract with the Chinese shoe company Anta.