In a move that was easy to make, and likely will see the point guard get any shoe he wants, Kemba Walker has walked away from Under Armour, signing a deal with Jordan Brand.
Kemba Walker confirms he has switched his shoe deal from Under Armour to Jordan Brand.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) October 10, 2015
Walker has been wearing Jordans at Hornets practices in China. He confirmed Saturday that he’s switched from Under Armour, which he endorsed previously in the NBA, to the sneakers Hornets owner Michael Jordan made famous.
He did so while needling Jordan’s daughter, Jasmine, who works for the Hornets as coordinator of basketball operations.
When I asked Kemba if he was now a Jordan Brand guy (joining Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Cody Zeller), Walker turned dramatically in Jasmine’s direction and sighed, “Unfortunately…” with a deadpan look like he was crushed.
I cracked up, Kemba cracked up, Jasmine cracked up. Hopefully MJ will, too, if he hears about it.
Walker was once one of the faces of the rising Under Armour movement, but slid to the background once Stephen Curry rose to prominence.
I mean he works for the owner of the Hornets and Jordan Brand, meaning he should have access to any colorway he wants — asap.