Milwakuee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is currently a free agent ... for sneakers.
The Greek Freak is set to meet with Nike, Adidas and the Chinese company Li-Ning this week, according to ESPN's sneaker guy Nick DePaula.
After the meeting with Adidas Tuesday, the shoe giant put together a nice package for the NBA’s Most Improved Player with a truck full of gear that he and Bucks teammate/Adidas athlete, Thon Maker, posed in front of.
The Bucks forward who led his team in all statistical categories this past season, is leaving Nike after being paid a reported $25,000 to sport the swoosh. He is now looking to earn somewhere between $7 – 10 million annually from his shoe contact, per ESPN. The contract that he wants is based on the deal Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis inked with Adidas last year, which is worth up to $7 million annually.
Adidas will look to add Antetokounmpo to their star-studded roster that features Porzingis, Damian Lillard, James Harden and rapper Kanye West. The company was recently named the second highest earning shoe company, surpassing the Jordan Brand with a 47 percent increase in 2017.
Adidas will continue to grow if they can snag the Bucks star.
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