July 17, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
No disrespect to Converse, but for sneakerheads who love the NBA, it’s always disappointing when an elite player wears some kicks that don’t mesh with the premier level of their game. Without calling out any names, there have been a bunch of great players who haven’t had great sneaker games, but Wade is a man with style, and it’s only fitting that he finally joins the Jordan team. The news has just been announced that D-Wade signed with Jordan Brand and sneakerheads are already speculating on what a Wade Jordan shoe will look like. With Kobe and LeBron already dominating the Nike Basketball scene, Jordan Brand seems like a good fit for Dwyane, who will definitely be given his chance to shine there.
Upon signing, Dwyane had this to say, “For me, the move to Jordan Brand is a dream come true. As a kid, I grew up on the south side of Chicago idolizing Michael Jordan and have worked hard to achieve the same success that he’s had on the court. I have enormous respect for this brand and all that it stands for. I’m humbled to be a part of the Team Jordan family and I’m looking forward to a great future.”
When asked about landing Wade, Michael Jordan replied, “I’m thrilled to have Dwyane Wade join the Team Jordan family. In his short time in the league, Dwyane has transformed himself into one of the game’s best and is the embodiment of leadership both on and off the court, a signature trait of our athletes. As the Jordan franchise approaches its silver anniversary, Dwyane will become a pinnacle member of the Jordan roster poised to help lead the Brand for years to come.”
Obviously, with the news just breaking, it will probably be a while before we see a signature model, but you know that Sneaker News will keep you in the loop with the latest on the Dwyane Wade/Jordan union. Via SC. Additional photos via dwyane-wade.us