Thursday, adidas officially announced partnerships with seven members of the 2013 NBA Draft Class, including Ben McLemore and Shabazz Muhammad. More, from our friends at the three stripes:
Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks), Erik Murphy (Chicago Bulls) and Peyton Siva (Detroit Pistons) join the adidas basketball roster which includes 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets, 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers and two-time NBA MVP and four-time NBA Champion Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs.
“Each of these young players have demonstrated the work ethic, passion and attitude that make them a perfect fit for the adidas brand,” said Chris Grancio, adidas head of global basketball sports marketing. “Their outstanding talent level gives them the potential to make an immediate impact in the league and we’re excited to partner with them to continue to develop new innovative products and to grow our brand and business.”
They will be featured in a variety of upcoming adidas marketing initiatives and will play a role in the development of basketball footwear and apparel.