Nick DePaula: Klay Thompson debuts the KT 7, his newest signature shoe with Anta. pic.twitter.com/FeJPM3sT5Y
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I’m told Thompson’s deal is not in jeopardy. Thompson is the face of the brand. In 2016, he re-upped with the Chinese shoe company for a 10-year deal worth up to $80 million. His shoe sales have grown exponentially since he first signed with Anta in 2014. Thompson and his shoe company are expecting big things out of their relationship.
He is a spokesman for chocolate milk and an obscure — in the U.S. anyway — Chinese shoe company. He signed an $80 million, 10-year extension to wear the sneakers. “Life’s good,” Thompson said. “I never thought I’d get paid millions of dollars to wear shoes and apparel. I’m very proud to be a part of Anta. … It’s so cool that I’m big in China. I never thought I’d be on billboards and posters in China.”
Klay Thompson has signed a 10-year extension with Chinese shoe brand Anta that will pay him as much as $80 million, according to a report from Nice Kicks. Thompson originally signed his deal in 2014 for $2 million per year until 2020 but renegotiated the terms.
“I didn’t know much about Anta,” Thompson said on the podcast Nice Kicks Cast. “One of my agent’s client’s, Rajon (Rondo) was with them, and he said this brand had incredible potential and that the Chinese market, as well, was something that I could really dive into. “Knowing that these guys got my back and they want me to be a lifer, that’s special. Not a lot of guys sign shoe deals like this. I’m very, very happy to be with Anta.”
LI Shuangfu: Anta extends its endorsement contract through 2026-27 season with Klay Thompson, sources told Lanxiong Sports.
Sam Amick: But Klay’s view of his shoe deal, which was renegotiated last summer, appears to have played a big part. Context here usatoday.com/story/sports/n…
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October 27, 2021 | 2:40 am EDT Update
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