KidAmazin wrote:He's gonna be somewhere between the Giannis/Zion range. I don't think his following is big enough to warrant him getting more than that.
His following is definitely big enough1. Latino appeal
All Spanish speaking countries (Hello Latin America + Spain) + Hispanic population has some extra sympathy for Luka cause
a) He speaks fluent Spanish
b) Was playing for Real Madrid which loads of the Latin America Loves2. Real Madrid Fanbase
a) You dont realize how big of an international organization Real Madrid is.... From their soccer fans to their general brans fans, they are all on board the Luka chu chu train....believe me3) Europe
Europe wants their hero and it isnt just Greek Freak of Nigerian decendancy.
Luka was playing Euroleague basketball, was playing in The European Championship. Won both titles and like it or not people in Europe definitely see Luka as their hero before the Greek Freak at least popularity wise4) White population / Non black population
Racism isnt a nice thing, but you know what, knowing that one race has better athleticism and is dominating a certain sport isnt also. All of those people are searching for the next "white" hero to come along and lo and behold he comes and the competition in the "white" circles isnt all the big as in the "black" one5) Skill lovers
Athleticism versus.... skill discussion for the ages and boy is the skill camp happy to have Luka to talk about. All the people in the world lacking athleticism are making Luka their hero and all young basketball players lacking it as their aspiration...6) The Looks
Like it or not... looks sell and if you dont think Luka is the poster child for any brand, think again...7) Attachment, exposure to Shoes, style...
Luka loves his shoes, he shows it displays it...perfect for marketing reasons8) Style of play
Flashy all over the place = interesting for shoe companies. One of the most flashiest players in the league9) Novelty sells
People like new things, Luka is the new hype
Luka will sell a **** ton of shoes for whoever signs him....