Move over Guys, Joel Embiid is getting paid. The Cameroonian born 76ers star signed a five-year shoe deal with Under Armour, and according to ESPN, the endorsement’s value will make him the highest-paid center in the NBA.
After his contract with Adidas expired on September 30, Cameroonian Joël Embiid, a Philadelphia Sixers player with the American NBA team, announced October 10 on his Twitter account, that he signed a contract with U.S equipment manufacturer Under Armour, Daily Nation revealed.
No detail was disclosed but, according to the U.S press, thanks to this 5-year deal with the Baltimore-based company, which manufactures T-shirts and basketball shoes, Joël Embiid becomes the best-paid center of the famous NBA team.
“Basketball has given me everything, but it has to be bigger than basketball. That was the first thing I said to Under Armour” said the 24-year-old player.
“I want to use this partnership to do something real. I want to do something that would make my brother [Arthur, who passed away in a car accident in 2014] proud,” he added.
As a reminder, on October 10, 2017, Embiid extended his contract with this NBA team by 5 years, for total revenues of $148 million (just over CFA82 billion). He said a large part of the amount will be invested in the Foundation managed by his parents in Cameroon. The same will apply to a significant portion of the revenue generated by his collaboration with Under Armour, which relies on the Cameroonian basketball player to impose this brand in the NBA.
By Brice R. Mbodiam of businessincameroon.com