Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 6:29 pm  |  38 responses

Rajon Rondo Leaving Nike For Anta?

This won’t be official until his Nike deal runs out at the end of September, but, at least according to internet rumor, it appears Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is jumping ship from Nike to China-based sneaker company Anta. Per Sole Collector: “When it comes to teasers and hints, this one is pretty straightforward to solve. About a month ago, I got a text from a friend in the footwear industry based in China that just read: ‘Anta is getting one of the big names.’ Next summer is the needle moving class of sneaker free agent players (which includes KD, Kyrie, Paul George, rookie Andrew Wiggins and many others…), but still, this summer’s group of Steph Curry, Jeremy Lin, Tyreke Evans, Joakim Noah and Rajon Rondo still boasts some great talent. So when Anta posted this teaser of their new lineup of players on their website recently, first spotted by Celtics loyalist KWAPT, it would appear to be easy enough to connect the dots.

… Image #3? Well, that’d be none other than Celtics point guard and current sneaker free agent Rajon Rondo. It’s apparently a modified silhouette taken from a Nike Hyperfuse 2011 photoshoot.

… So, when Rajon Rondo’s contract officially comes to a close with Nike at the end of the month, keep an eye out for a likely announcement that he’ll be joining Anta, one of China’s premier sportswear brands.”

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  • madubbs

    yo isn’t 3,4,5 all rondo ?

  • pretty tone

    If it’s not Nike or Adidas. Please. Kill yourself.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    2 is scola, pretty sure.

  • Cameron

    Do they even sell Anta in the states? I don’t think they do.

  • Demar DeBROzan

    Using a silhouette from a Nike photoshoot in the Ad seems like a great idea.. It’s not like Nike is a multinational corporation (with a legal team befitting of such an organization) whose guy you just lured away. Nike may have bigger fish to fry, but still, smh

  • MightyMouse

    5 is definitely Rondos ugly ass shot lol.

  • don

    you obviously have no idea how good some anta, peak and lining shoes are.

  • yak

    the heat can trade

    wade for Rajon Rondo


    Rondo, Allen, Beasley, Bron, Oden

  • dom

    4 is Steph for sure

  • BugEyes

    Isnt that shadow shooting left handed though?

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Prolly just a mirror image technique….

  • grgeblck

    It’s all about $$$$.

  • grgeblck

    how good are they? I don’t have access to them in my country.

  • Ryan Seavey

    4 looks indentical to rondo when he drives left an uses his right hand on the right side. I could probably find you a picture on rondo that they used for the silhouette

  • Ryan Seavey

    You should kill yourself for being corrupted by companies like that lol

  • Ryan Seavey

    Too bad that will never happen lol.

  • The Mauve Avenger

    4 is either Deron Williams or Jerry West.

  • Russell J

    What a loser I hate this guy

  • ATL dynamite

    Nah looks like Jennings’

  • grgeblck

    What did he do to you?

  • underdog
  • Interdico Scriptor

    Same, never heard of em

  • speedy

    Cool, so Rondo and Allen can reunite? I think you forgot their bad relationship.

  • ATL dynamite

    You got me good hahaha

  • Dfrance

    I know Nike has a lot of big name players so I can see the appeal of leaving for a smaller company to get more attention, but… its Nike. I don’t think I’d ever leave.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    That and Rondo said he would never play for the Heat.

  • jj


  • Dfrance

    He’s gotta have like a size 22 waist. lol

  • CUBA220

    u might be right

  • CUBA220

    he is signed with them apparently


    I thought the same thing

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yup. 2 looks like Kenneth Faried. for what it’s worth.

  • don

    scola has been with anta for quite some time now.

  • Mark Estrada

    realistically speaking Jerry West doesn’t play anymore..

  • Jesse Smith

    I wonder how good the deal is? I can’t imagine the Anta’s being dope



    “You better watch yo mouth b*tch..”

  • LP @ThisisEther

    5 is jennings….i thought Rondo too but he shooting with the left…

    Edit: well, it depends on which perspective your’re looking at… could be left or right handed..

  • The Mauve Avenger