Move over Klay Thompson, there’s a new face of ANTA.
On Friday, it was reported by Nick DePaula of ESPN that former Kentucky Wildcat and current member of the Detroit Pistons, Hamidou Diallo, was signing a footwear deal with the Chinese-based sportswear company, ANTA.
Diallo is now the second former ‘Cat to sign a deal with ANTA, joining Los Angeles Clippers guard Rajon Rondo. ANTA also has current deals with fellow NBA players Klay Thompson and rookie James Wiseman of the Golden State Warriors, along with Gordon Hayward of the Charlotte Hornets.
Diallo had previously been signed to Under Armour since his rookie year back in 2018.
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) April 17, 2021
Diallo began the 2020-21 season with the team that initially drafted him, the Oklahoma City Thunder, but was shipped off to the Pistons in the middle of March, not long before the NBA’s trade deadline. Since moving to Detroit, the 22-year old shooting guard has continued what was already a career-best start to the season. In 10 games with the Pistons, Diallo is averaging 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per contest while shooting 49.3 percent from the floor.
Will you snag Diallo’s first signature shoe when it drops?