While there had been rumors of Russell Westbrook leaving Nike this Summer for another brand, adidas Philippines (an official adidas account) may have just put those rumors to bed as they uploaded this picture to their Instagram account with the caption BOOM! #russellwestbrook. As a background, Westbrook has been what is considered a “sneaker free agent” and has been on the radar of several sneaker brands. If this is in fact a definitive confirmation of Westbrook joining the Three Stripes family, he joins a stellar group of Summer signings for adidas which already included Ricky Rubio, Austin Rivers, Harrison Barnes, Quincy Acy, Dre Drummond, PJ3, Dame Lillard, Ty Taylor, and Josh Selby. More to come so stay tuned.
Westbrook has a signature Nike shoe as sort of the lead guy for the Hyperfuse line, but he became a sneaker free agent this summer. And Adidas is looking to really make a stamp on the NBA world with Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, so Westbrook was a natural fit as he’s an exploding superstar.
There’s a good chance too that Westbrook will be one of their featured players, getting his own line and own spots and such. Which will be cool.
Westbrook would join Perry Jones III, Kendrick Perkins, Daequan Cook, Cole Aldrich and Serge Ibaka as Adidas wearers on the Thunder.