A little over two weeks ago, we covered Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward had signed a four year sneaker and apparel offer sheet with Chinese brand Anta. A match clause in, at the time, deal with Nike allowed them up to ten business days to match Anta’s offer.
Nike chose to decline to match and Hayward announced Monday that he was not only officially signed with the brand but that a signature shoes is to release next fall.
New season. New beginnings.
I'm excited to announce my partnership with Anta!
GH signature shoe dropping next fall 🔥
Big things to come… pic.twitter.com/zTiHh5nbWP
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) October 16, 2018
At an appearance at a Jr. NBA all girls youth basketball clinic, it appears that Hayward was wearing Antas at the event.
Was extremely proud to team with @jrnba for the @celtics #HerTimeToPlay all-girls youth basketball clinic on Saturday in Boston. Robyn and I had a great time getting to know and work with some wonderful young ladies! #JrNBAWeek 🏀⛹️♀️ pic.twitter.com/c1lmlxJaLh
— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) October 15, 2018
We will cover this story when any news regarding Hayward’s coming signature shoe.