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Zion Williamson with a record annual $10 million deal?


Some compare him with the fans favorite, LeBron James, others see in him a new sensation, a player who will burst the basketball court outside and inside the paint.

Zion Williamson is certainly a name that we will hear in the future. According to his excellent performances in the college basketball, he is now known to be a newcomer in the NBA, but he does not know which sports footwear manufacturer will he sign the contract for millions of dollars, at least according to the American SportsDay.

Contracts with sports footwear manufacturers are over the pile of multi-million dollar businesses that are causing real wars between the shiny names of the industry with sports footwear. NBA players sign multi-year contracts with them, committing them to use exclusively their footwear.

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Luka Dončić, one of the best rookies from the current NBA season signed a one-year contract with NIKE during the last year's entry into the NBA. They are also seeking a way to work with Zion Williamson.

Williamson still has all of the options open, and according to the American press, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Under Armour and New Balance are the most interested to acquire him. It seems that the signature will reach a record amount, we are talking about a 10 million annual contract, which would spin up to $100 million in ten years.

In one of their analysis, Forbes took the NBA players' contracts with sports footwear manufacturers and visits to their social media profiles, where the parameters could be comparable. This means that players with the most followers on Instagram also have or will have the “heaviest” contracts. For example, this means that Doncic's potential new contract will be a bit lower as he has a little more than 2 million followers on Instagram, in comparison with Williamson, who has two and a half million followers on Instagram.

Now that NBA season is finally coming to an end, we can expect information and data about it. Williamson is considered the safe No.1 pick in the upcoming draft, which will take place on June 20th. Zion became the first freshman since Anthony Davis, who won College Player of the Year award. He announced the decision to declare for the draft in April. Williamson, a six-foot-seven forward was one of the most dominant collegiate players in recent history with averages of 22.6 points on 68.0 percent shooting with 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks.

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