Jamal Crawford Leaves Brandblack for adidas

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Jamal Crawford Leaves Brandblack for adidas

The lone NBA player signed with Brandblack, a Sole Brothers favorite and rising shoe company based out of LA, Jamal Crawford has decided not to renew his contract with Brandblack in favor of jumping ship to adidas. The only detail we have about the new deal with adidas is that adidas will sponsor and provide uniforms for his annual Seattle Pro-Am summer league.

The only reason I can think of that Jamal Crawford would leave Brandblack, a company that gave a Sixth Man a signature shoe, would be for money. Even if adidas pays him a huge amount of money, it isn’t like he actually needs any more since he just signed a deal that is guaranteed to overpay him for the next 3 years. I can’t see why a guy who has no shot at getting a signature shoe at adidas would leave a situation where he helps design the looks of the shoe, the technolgogy implemented into the shoe, and gets to have his name all over it. I cannot see why anyone would walk away from having a signature shoe with a company that puts out some of the most fashionable, premium, and advanced performance shoes on the market in order to sign with adidas and rock the Crazylight Boost 2016. I am not insulting adidas here or the CLB 2016, adidas is a great company and the CLB is an advanced shoe that is well recieved. What I am saying is that it seems strange to pick a company where you won’t get to have that level of involvement or a signature shoe in order to get a few more dollars that you do not need to play in shoes that are either equally as good or only slightly better than what you had at Brandblack. I think Jamal Crawford made a mistake, and I hope an NBA player (other than Josh Smith who is signed with Brandblack, but he isn’t even on anyone’s roster) will take the open opportunity to join forces with Brandblack and get their own signature shoe.

As a matter of fact, I know who would be perfect to take Crawford’s place. This player, were he to choose Brandblack, would also make this whole story amusing and ironic. This player is not signed to any shoe company at the moment, and he is a superstar player that could have the luxury of a signature shoe and help Brandblack grow due to his star power. This man previously had a signature shoe with adidas, so how funny would it be for him to leave adidas and join Brandblack just as Brandblack lost its first signature athelete to adidas? I am talking about John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Wall had two signature shoes with adidas before deciding not to resign with adidas. Rumors suggest that Wall will sign with either Nike or Jordan, but to do so would be making the same mistake that Jamal Crawford is making by leaving Brandblack. If Wall goes to either Nike or Jordan, he will have no shot at getting a signature shoe. Ahead of him in line for a new Nike or Jordan signature shoe are Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Anthony Davis, maybe Ben Simmons (if he stays healthy after this season), and maybe Draymond Green. Ahead of him at Brandblack in line for a signature shoe? Josh Smith, Free agent role player who is past his prime. A deal with Brandblack means he will definitly get a signature shoe, something he will not get anywhere else. Let’s see if we can make this happen Sole Squad, Let’s join together in tweeting @JohnWall and @Brandblack and see if we the fans can make this happen. #JohnWall2Brandblack

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Dec 12, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) shoots the ball as Los Angeles Clippers forward Spencer Hawes (10) and Clippers guard Jamal Crawford (11) defend in the first quarter at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports