April 30, 2006

Landing a Prep Star, One Foot at a Time: After a one-weekend switch to Nike shoes, high school junior O.J. Mayo, 18, is wearing Reebok again, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "It's not a bad idea to get to know other brands," said Adidas exec Travis Gonzalez.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:17 AM - 3 comments

I'm sure the adidas exec doesn't mind the brand shopping from adidas to Reebok since adidas acquired Reebok in January of this year. Nike bought Converse in 2003 for 305billion. It is a two horse race.

posted by geekyguy at 05:20 PM on April 30, 2006

Was that a joke...converse being bought for $305 BILLION? Or was that supposed to be $0.305 Billion?

posted by bkdet at 10:20 AM on May 01, 2006

Does he have to finish high school before he goes to the NBA developmental league or something? I don't know what rules govern high school athletics, but currently he is without school. So, can't he sign a deal and forego college anyway?

posted by bperk at 10:48 AM on May 01, 2006

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