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Jaylen Brown wears a lot of Nike

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Most of the talk around Jaylen Brown’s recruitment has been about shoe companies. He’s loyal to Adidas, they say. Count all the Nike schools out.

Brown even said it himself:

“Adidas very much looks out. They take care of me and my team and they talk to me about things. They make me feel welcome. I know a lot of the reps and a lot of the head guys. Definitely going to an Adidas school. It’s a benefit. I play on the Adidas circuit, so going to an Adidas school is good. I already have a relationship built with all the reps and owners. It doesn’t matter to me if the college is in Switzerland. If it’s the best fit for me, that’s where I’ll be going.”

But as Big Blue Nation holds out hope that Brown will complete UK’s 2015 class, and next year’s roster, I can’t help but notice: For a guy who is so loyal to Adidas, Jaylen Brown sure does wear a lot of Nike.

Here are just a few of the many examples on his social media…

brown-nike1 brown-nike2 brown-nike3 brown-nike4

Also, the kid takes a lot of pictures of his feet. I mean A LOT of pictures of his feet.

They’d look much better with the Joe Craft Center as a backdrop, amirite???

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

17 Comments for Jaylen Brown wears a lot of Nike



  1. SeoulCat
    10:35 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEYujwxAPDU

    Brown shoots down the importance of the Adidas connection here.



    • cracka
      12:16 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      john wall came to uk and signed with adidas after he left, didn’t he?



    • J-Dub421
      12:25 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      I thought Wall originally signed with Reebok after he left school.



    • cracka
      12:31 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      yeah, I think you’re right … came out with zigtech or something like that



    • J-Dub421
      12:44 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      I think Wall is with Adidas now though.



  2. memphis
    10:36 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    Should anyone be concerned that he’s so high on a specific corporate sponsor? I’m sure the NCAA would love to tackle that one.



  3. dhighdrated
    11:30 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    yeah there’s a whole new foot fetish happening on social media lately.



  4. cracka
    11:49 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    seems like local guys, but the last 3 picks in brown’s crystal ball have been for uk



  5. DelrayCat
    11:54 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

    To the basketball Diva, Mr. Brown:
    Please go somewhere else!
    We are good with the team we’ve got.
    -BBN



    • J-Dub421
      11:59 am April 30, 2015 Permalink

      No, I want him to come here. We really need someone at the three and Brown would fit like a glove.



    • Chuck Norris
      12:12 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      What makes him a diva exactly? I don’t understand the whole Adidas thing, but in the video posted above he says it’s bs. Taking time to make the biggest decision of his life isn’t a bad thing either. Maybe you need to go somewhere else.



    • CatsfaninFL
      12:42 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      How is this guy a diva? He has literally kept his recruiting so close to the vest no one has a clue what he’s doing. That’s not exactly a diva… that’s like the anti-diva.



  6. heblu235
    12:16 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

    I have a little problem with his declaration: “Adidas very much looks out. They take care of me and my team and they talk to me about things. It sounds like adidas may be taken care of him a little too much?



    • satcheluk
      1:15 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

      My colleague at work is a former D1 bball player. He told me everyone ranked in the top 75 (maybe even 100) is getting paid, mostly to their families. Top 10 talent (high 5/low 6 figures) down to the lowest guys getting $5-10K/year.

      He told me his AAU teammate went to an SEC school who paid for his single-mom (nurse)to move from NYC and had a nursing job for her. No reason not to believe what he said.



  7. Megan
    12:16 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

    What does a shoe company matter in college? If he really likes his relationship with adidas, he can always sign with them when he turns pro.



  8. Rise
    12:39 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

    People say the “one and done” rule is ruining college basketball. I believe AAU coaches and shoe companies pimping out these kids is ruining college basketball.



  9. cats42301
    3:35 pm April 30, 2015 Permalink

    It matters to the player. I agree with you though. It matters to him because the players earn Nike points, Adidas etc. I assume by what they do on the court, so then they get enough points to order the latest Kevin Garnett shoe, Kobe shoe etc. then they can brag about the free shoes they got back in hood. So in their mind if a school isn’t affiliated with the player’s shoes they want they won’t be able to afford them on their oen. This type of stuff got out of hand a long time ago. I say find some old P.F. Flyers and make the players wear them. Or those sweet red,white &blue canvas sneakers I got from somewhere like Shoe Carnival back in the day.