D'Angelo Russell made the announcement he was signing with Nike during Summer League, and the company made it official that they've signed both of the top picks of the 2015 NBA Draft. Nike welcomed both Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns to the Swoosh family:
Our squad just got stronger. Welcome to #TeamNike @KarlTowns and @Dloading. pic.twitter.com/hTmuFtaCAm— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) August 3, 2015
Not a bad catch for the rookies before even playing a minute of actual NBA basketball. In related news, Adidas is trying to lure James Harden away from Nike with a 13-year, $200 million contract. Brand money is no joke.