According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Miles Bridges, whom the Charlotte Hornets took with the no. 12 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, signed a four-year endorsement deal with Nike.
Charlotte Hornets rookie Miles Bridges, the No. 12 overall pick in the NBA draft, has signed a four-year endorsement deal with Nike, sources tell The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 28, 2018
With other 2018 notable draftees Deandre Ayton ( who went no.1 overall), Marvin Bailey III, and Zaire Smith all signing with Puma, it looked like Nike was either not attracting or letting the top talent slip through their fingers. Signing Bridges could be a step toward reversing that perceived trend.