Sources: Zion shoe deal richest ever for rookie

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Zion just dropped an Instagram video announcing he'll be a part of Jordan brands. Reports are saying the deal could be valued at over $100 million but even more impressive is that there were even higher offers on the table. Despite that Williamson seemed most interested in sharing a piece of history to his boyhood idol.

“I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family," says Williamson. "Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”

With this offer it is clear that Jordan and Nike share the belief in Zion.

“Zion’s incredible determination, character and play are inspiring," says Jordan. "He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future. He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do."

Before Zion Williamson committed to Jordan Brand, several shoe competitors made offers on total deals that extended well into the nine-figure range, sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Big news! Zion is the man. He is the most exciting player to enter The Association since Bron in 2003. You heard it here first!

He's definitely a beast. It's going to be fun to watch and see how he plays out.

Just crazy...I mean, I'm all for these guys getting paid...But to think his brand...More valuable on a rookie level than Lebron????

I dunno....I think Zion is going to be a huge talent and awesome for the NBA...But Lebron is...Well. Lebron.

I think that might be the benefit of playing college ball. Lebron certainly had media presentation while he was at St. Vincent but it's tough to be any higher media than running things at Duke. I think that has a lot to do with it. Now let's just sit back and see if he can hold one of Lebron's shoes on the court.

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That's my boy. I guess there's more of an inspiration out there aside from money. Every kid (including me) is looking so high on Jordan and his humility on and off the court plus he mentioned that the man is his idol.

So, I'm happy with the offer. The kid has a lot of potential I say. There's a lot to improve but those can be manageable. He's agility and quickness is really unique. I can say he'll be a much quicker Shaquille Oneal.

I think the Shaq comparison is a much better fit than Lebron. It's going to be interesting to see if Zion can manhandle the competition at the highest level.

That's a crazy deal of this season i have been hearing about i mean insane damn big thing this is thanks for sharing the update

Yeah it is pretty wild! He has had some pretty awesome highlights at summer league so excited to see him in regular play.

I can feel Kanye raging now about shoes and lines around blocks for them...
unreal, well good on him!

Ha! Good ole Kanye. I haven't heard much from him lately.

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