It was announced today that Patrick Patterson signed a shoe deal with Chinese company Peak today, joining Chuck Hayes and Shane Battier as a Rocket sporting the company’s kicks. When Patrick was drafted by Houston on Draft night, I noted that an added bonus for Rockets players are these Chinese deals, as Yao Ming makes every game played by the Rockets, on live in China. Chinese companies buy up American talent for the audience back home. Patterson will be the first “US based” player for the Peak shoe model, meaning they will market him primarily in the States. Still, the opportunity comes from the Chinese connection and is an example of why playing with Yao Ming has its privileges.
Congrats to Patrick and get your Peak shoes soon….