Embiid, 24, has been wearing the new Under Armour HOVR Havoc sneaker throughout the preseason. He joins a company roster that includes Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper.
“There’s a stereotype about big men that (they) can’t sell shoes. When I look at myself, I’m not a big man; I’m a guard,” Embiid said, per ESPN.
“I can do everything on the basketball court. You can name it — pass, post up, shoot the ball, bring the ball up, being a playmaker — so I’m excited to break that stereotype. I can’t wait to do so much more with Under Armour.”
Financial details of the deal were not available. Puma and New Balance reportedly also courted Embiid, who averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.8 blocks in his second NBA season in 2017-18.
–Field Level Media