|John Wall Leaving Reebok For Adidas|
When John Wall makes his comeback from injury he won't be wearing Reebok sneakers on the floor of the Verizon Center. The Washington point guard confirmed he has left the brand - Reebok are reportedly moving away from the basketball market - and will be wearing adidas shoes for the foreseeable future. Incidentally adidas has owned Reebok since 2005 but Wall will now be a part of the three-stripes movement, joining Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard and Josh Smith.
The decision to part ways comes only a few months after Reebok released Wall’s third signature basketball shoe.
Wall has been wearing adidas sneakers in practice this week as he prepares to make his season debut on Saturday after missing the first 33 games with a stress injury in his left knee. After practice, Wall left the impression that nothing is settled with regards to his footwear going forward. “I may try a couple” different shoes, Wall said. “I’m on display again.”
But only a few hours later, Adidas issued a statement announcing a new partnership with Wall and Reebok also issued a statement that confirmed his split from the brand that used Wall as its primary basketball spokesperson the past 2½ years.
“I’ve enjoyed my time with Reebok and I’m grateful for everything we accomplished the last few years,” Wall said in the statement. “Now, I’m excited to return to the court soon and begin my new partnership with adidas. They’ve changed the game with new technology and style and I can’t wait to be a part of it.”.
Image via: Matt McClain for The Washington Post
|Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 January 2013 15:44 )|