It was announced today that sneaker free agent Russell Westbrook will be signing with Jordan Brand. Westbrook previously had a contract with Nike.
— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) October 11, 2012
Rumors about Westbrook joining Jordan Brand surfaced over the past few weeks. Westbrook is expected to be the face of the shoe brand now after it saw Dwyane Wade leave this summer. Westbrook will join Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony as part of the Jordan Brand family.
“We are very excited to welcome Russell to the Jordan family,” Michael Jordan said in a statement. “Russell’s style, both on and off the court, combined with his love and dedication to the game make him a perfect fit for the Jordan Brand. We love the drive and passion for basketball that Russell brings.”