D’Angelo Russell is one of the youngest NBA stars in the league at the moment. In 2015 he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers as a point guard while playing for his college team, the Ohio State Buckeyes.
It took him quite a while to adjust to his new team and team mates, but was soon scoring 11.8 points whilst playing in five summer games. Two years in the league and he is already being mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. According to critics, he could be just what the L A Lakers needed to win more games.
In the same year that he was drafted for the NBA, Nike approached him with his first shoe deal.
Russell’s Nike shoe deal
The move however was anticipated considering before the contract he was exclusively playing in their brand shoes, Nike Kobe 10 PEs to be specific.
Only good things seem to be in this rising star’s future, all of which we pray for.