As recently as a month ago, the basketball world assumed Ben Simmons, the former LSU star and potential no. 1 pick in the upcoming 2016 NBA Draft, would sign his first shoe deal with Nike. Simmons consistently wore Nike LeBron 13s during his freshman year at LSU, and when he signed with Rich Paul and Klutch Sports, who also represent LeBron James, the Nike connection seemed too strong to be denied.
But, in a somewhat shocking turn of events, STACK has learned from a source close to the negotiations that Ben Simmons will sign with adidas. Recent photos show Simmons wearing a pair of the Yeezy Boost 350s and an all-white pair of the adidas Boost, sparking rumors that the young star was leaning toward the three stripes brand.
Stay tuned for official confirmation of what will assuredly be a huge contract with adidas. For now, we can report that our source indicated Simmons will indeed go with adidas, instantly becoming one of the brand's biggest names.
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