Sneaker Free Agent John Wall Fires His Representative

It’s been a rough few months for agent Dan Fegan and his business partners at Relativity Sports, and the news keeps getting worse: John Wall broke ties with the man who has represented him since he entered the NBA.

Wall, 25, also recently walked away from his relationship with adidas, and is in the market for a new sneaker deal.

The All-Star point guard says he has yet to sign with new representation.

Per the WaPo and Nice Kicks:

Fegan had represented Wall since he left Kentucky after one season and became the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft. The decision to dismiss Fegan comes after negotiations for a new sneaker contract with Adidas fell through and Wall’s deal with the company expired at the end of September, a couple months after Adidas signed Houston Rockets guard James Harden to a 13-year, $200 million contract to make him their marketing focus in basketball.


All summer and into the start of the season, adidas, the Washington Wizards’ All-Star point guard and his representatives at Relativity Sports had been hammering through details – an agreed-upon base number, mostly – and progressing towards a new shoe deal extension that would link John Wall and his emerging signature adidas footwear business deep into his career, for many years to come. […] After very nearly agreeing to the framework of a new deal in early July, just as John was unveiling his second JWall signature model and knocking out a cover shoot for SLAM’s KICKS Magazine, the negotiations soon came to a standoff.


By mid-September, the deal was “falling apart,” according to an industry source.