July 16, 2012 BY Brendan Dunne / 22
Take a look at the corral of top tier athletes assembled for this year’s Team USA basketball squad and you’ll see it; Nike is running the roost right now as far as drawing in the biggest of NBA superstars to rock their gear. And as far as future NBA superstars none loom greater on the horizon at the moment then Anthony Davis, NCAA Championship winner and first overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Yep, they got him too. While the details are still hazy, sources report that Davis has decided he will don the Swoosh upon entering the NBA in the fall. What will he be wearing when he hits the hardwood? Will Davis’ greatness result in a signature model somewhere far down the road? Let us know what you think and we’ll keep you updated as details from the Davis deal emerge, and continue ahead for a quick Q&A between Davis and Sneaker News from the Nike World Basketball Festival. via Darren Rovell
Sneaker News: We know the expectations that are laid ahead for you, being the #1 pick and all, but what’s going through your mind when you realize that you’ll be playing alongside Kobe, LeBron, and the rest of Team USA before even playing in an NBA pre-season game?
Anthony Davis: People say it a lot but it’s really a dream come true. I’m just trying to take it all in and learn from these guys who have won championships and had success in the league. It’s a great learning experience for me.
SN: So you’ve been wearing the new Nike Hyperdunks as a Team USA member. Does that mean you’re with Nike now?
AD: Yeah, actually signed a contract with them so i’m officially a Nike athlete.
SN: What plans do they have laid out for you? Maybe your own signature shoe?
AD: I’m just happy to be on the Nike team, you know. We talked about giving me my own shoe so that could happen down the line. We’ll have to see.
SN: So since you don’t have a sig shoe yet, what’s your favorite sneakers to wear?
AD: Definitely Foamposites, and I wear a lot of Air Jordan Retros.
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