March 28, 2013 BY John Kim
John Wall – Washington Wizards
Current affiliation: adidas
The case for: For one, John Wall already had a signature shoe. However, Reebok’s offerings with the Wall name came packaged with the gimmicky Zig technology, and insiders will even confirm that John Wall himself didn’t like his own shoes. But once the Reebok Zig John Wall line came to an end, the former #1 pick was swiftly picked up by adidas. He wasn’t brought on to the brand for no reason, and we can already see hints of a potential adidas Wall shoe because he’s already been appointed as the guy to represent the all-new adidas CrazyQuick. In addition, Wall has proven to be an invaluable member of the Wizards; when he’s healthy and not missing games, the Wizards are actually one of the better teams in the East.
The case against: So far, John Wall is known for two things – being pouty and doing an exceptional “Dougie”. We’re still waiting for Wall to join the ranks of the CP3s, D-Wills, Rondos, etc. and until he does, a signature shoe might not make complete sense. If anything, it seems like he and adidas mate Damian Lillard will be battling for that signature shoe prize – unless Wall is permanently designated as the player to showcase adidas’ non-signature models.