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Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 8:59 am
by BlueSan
So Zion in this summer signed a 10 mils $ + shoe deal with Jordan. Luka Dončič still being a free agent, how much do you think he will be making and with which company and for how long do you think he will sign?


Bellow a list of highest paid NBA players and their shoe deals in 2019

14. - Klay Thompson = $9 mils / a year (ANTA)
13. - Damian Lillard = $10 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
12. - Greek Freak = $10 mils / a year (NIKE)
11. - Derrick Rose = $11 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
10. - Kyrie Irving = $11 mils / a year (NIKE)
9. - Russel Westbrook = $12 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND)
8. - Dwayne Wade = $12 mils / a year (LI-NING)
7. - Zion Williamson = $13 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND)
6. - James Harden = $14 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
5. - Kobe Bryant = $16 mils / a year (NIKE)
4. - Steph Curry = $20 mils / a year (UNDER ARMOUR)
3. - Kevin Durrant = $26 mils / a year (NIKE)
2. - LeBron James = $32 mils / a year (NIKE)
1. - Jordan = $130 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND OWNERSHIP MONEY)



So yeah number 1 is a bit messed up because it is the money Jordan gets from his company not exactly a shoe deal, but still was fun to throw it out there


So here is my prediction:

Company: Adidas
Why? Well because I think Nike will be jumping on Greek freak and will also continue to pay out money to veterans or retired players like LeBron and Kobe, so I actually see Nike topping this one.

I expect a 15 mils deal for Dončič from Adidas, making him the highest paid player from Adidas. I also think they will be affraid of his value going up so they will offer him 6-7 years deal worth in total of 90-100 mils$

Thats my prediction

Luka was taking full advantage of a Free agency so far and was wearing Under Armour, Nike, Jordan, whatever.... which is smart.., the guy is also stylish, trending a bunch, splashy, international market appeal is high, USA market will grow more and more.
If Dončič got a deal this Summer I have a feeling it would be around the mark of 8-10 mils, but with how things are currently shoe manufacturers might want to sign a deal fast before his value hits any higher or Dončič decides he has enough of waiting and signs with someone. So I can see it being an interesting battle with some of the Chinese companies, UnderArmour, Nike and Adidas, maybe even Puma but I dont really see it as they made Kuzma their poster guy hah

The only Company I think is out of the bidding picture is Jordan Brand


Your thoughts guys?

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:02 am
by CIN-C-STAR
I say $12 mil/year w Adidas but less years as he wants to be a shoe FA again in like 3 years.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:06 am
by chitownsalesmen
I love Luka's game, and I think hes one of if not the most valuable young guy in the league.

With that said, I don't see myself too interested in buying his shoes and I don't see younger people gravitating towards his brand. He'll sell some shoes especially if hes getting business advice from Cubes, but yeah I just don't see the image or personality to be on that top end of that list. Even a guy like Zion who hasn't done anything yet still has such a big advantage in terms of name recognition versus Doncic from being an American player who came up in AAU, played at Duke etc.


Not trying to derail the thread or make a political statement or anything, but it doesn't seem like white guys are ever very effective shoe salesmen.....

Also, kinda surprised CP3 and Melo aren't on that list,

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:07 am
by Buzzard
CIN-C-STAR wrote:I say $12 mil/year w Adidas but less years as he wants to be a shoe FA again in like 3 years.

Not sure about the money but at least a out clause. If he wins a MVP and/or the Mavs have some great playoff runs, his next shoe deal could double.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:33 am
by BadWolf
It will be interesting.
How is the shoe culture in US among young whites?
There are shoes to sell in Europe too, but it's much less of importance then overseas. Could be wrong though as I'm really not the target population anymore.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 9:37 am
by WarriorGM
KD signed with Anta? Didn't hear about that yet. Shoe culture seems strong among African Americans but don't know much outside of it.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:00 am
by PlatinumState
Best case scenario for him would be adidas in the 5m a year for 4-5 years.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:15 am
by Sofia
Off topic, how much does Kanye get per year for Yeezy range?

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:18 am
by Tomazan
PlatinumState wrote:Best case scenario for him would be adidas in the 5m a year for 4-5 years.


Stop trippin'

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:25 am
by Knicks7Tape
I doubt he gets as much as Zion or any other player on this list. Europe really doesn't have much of a sneaker culture. He might be good at basketball but I don't see him as the face of a sneaker line.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:31 am
by Lalouie
BlueSan wrote:So Zion in this summer signed a 10 mils $ + shoe deal with Jordan. Luka Dončič still being a free agent, how much do you think he will be making and with which company and for how long do you think he will sign?


Bellow a list of highest paid NBA players and their shoe deals in 2019

14. - Klay Thompson = $9 mils / a year (ANTA)
13. - Damian Lillard = $10 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
12. - Greek Freak = $10 mils / a year (NIKE)
11. - Derrick Rose = $11 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
10. - Kyrie Irving = $11 mils / a year (NIKE)
9. - Russel Westbrook = $12 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND)
8. - Dwayne Wade = $12 mils / a year (LI-NING)
7. - Zion Williamson = $13 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND)
6. - James Harden = $14 mils / a year (ADIDAS)
5. - Kobe Bryant = $16 mils / a year (NIKE)
4. - Steph Curry = $20 mils / a year (UNDER ARMOUR)
3. - Kevin Durrant = $26 mils / a year (ANTA)
2. - LeBron James = $32 mils / a year (NIKE)
1. - Jordan = $130 mils / a year (JORDAN BRAND OWNERSHIP MONEY)





So yeah number 1 is a bit messed up because it is the money Jordan gets from his company not exactly a shoe deal, but still was fun to throw it out there


So here is my prediction:

Company: Adidas
Why? Well because I think Nike will be jumping on Greek freak and will also continue to pay out money to veterans or retired players like LeBron and Kobe, so I actually see Nike topping this one.

I expect a 15 mils deal for Dončič from Adidas, making him the highest paid player from Adidas. I also think they will be affraid of his value going up so they will offer him 6-7 years deal worth in total of 90-100 mils$

Thats my prediction

Luka was taking full advantage of a Free agency so far and was wearing Under Armour, Nike, Jordan, whatever.... which is smart.., the guy is also stylish, trending a bunch, splashy, international market appeal is high, USA market will grow more and more.
If Dončič got a deal this Summer I have a feeling it would be around the mark of 8-10 mils, but with how things are currently shoe manufacturers might want to sign a deal fast before his value hits any higher or Dončič decides he has enough of waiting and signs with someone. So I can see it being an interesting battle with some of the Chinese companies, UnderArmour, Nike and Adidas, maybe even Puma but I dont really see it as they made Kuzma their poster guy hah

The only Company I think is out of the bidding picture is Jordan Brand


Your thoughts guys?


luka is young so his deal will reach farther into the future. i was going to say similar to giannis but i think giannis is underpaid.

he should get more than zion or harden but not as much as those above him because they have tremendous cachet and resume. i'm going to say 15mil based on not being as popular as kobe. also doncic is the least flashy of all those guys except klay. i think flash sells because it's charismatic.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 10:32 am
by infintybeyond
WarriorGM wrote:KD signed with Anta? Didn't hear about that yet. Shoe culture seems strong among African Americans but don't know much outside of it.

Because he didn't. KD is signed through 2024 under Nike.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:05 am
by stoo
BlueSan wrote:. Luka Dončič




It s Dončić

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:16 am
by Sgt Major
I had no idea that Wiggins had an Adidas shoe line until my brother stumbled upon some huge discount on big size shoes, so he bought a pair of those. They're nice, especially when you're a regular guy wearing size 16.

OT: My first thought for Dončić was also Adidas, 10-12 mil/year.

And I want Jokic house slippers.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 11:45 am
by DoubleLintendre
Luka has potential to create some new market segments. His look and background could appeal to newer fans of the game, particularly international fans and white demos in the US (depends on what maker is behind the branding/design).

Adidas would be a decent match. Could imagine Chinese makers making a push though that's not a great idea for him imo. Their designs are super hit and miss. UnderArmour might be the best fit both ways given their sporty universal brand.

I see 11-13mil. Could be 1-2 more if one of the non-Nike/Adidas companies wants to nab him early.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 1:29 pm
by RookieStar
KD is with Anta???

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 2:50 pm
by Showdown
Less than Union supporter

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:04 pm
by life_saver
Surprised not to see Kawhi on that list

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 3:35 pm
by Spice Melange
I could see him getting 15 mil a year from Nike or even more from Puma. Puma really needs a face for their basketball shoes and he’d be their best bet. The guy is already on his way to superstardom, I’m sure a lot of brands want to lock him long term early.

Re: Luka Dončič Shoe Deal

Posted: Sat Nov 9, 2019 5:52 pm
by BlueSan
It's nike for Kevin Durant (mistake on that part) :)