Friday, April 26, 2013

WNBA's top draft pick inks "big-time" deal with NIKE


Out athlete Brittney Griner, the WNBA's top draft pick (3-time all America center at Baylor) who's now headed to play for the Phoenix Mercury, has signed a deal with Nike, USA Today reports:

Lindsay Kagawa Colas, who represents Griner, confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Griner signed a deal with Nike on Saturday.

"It's big-time, let's just say that," Griner said of the deal.

Recently, former Phoenix Suns executive Rick Welts told Bloomberg that Nike was interested in sponsoring openly gay pro athletes.

Said Welts to Bloomberg: “They made it clear to me Nike would embrace it. The player who does it, they’re going to be amazed at the additional opportunities that are put on the table, not the ones that are taken off.”

Very cool to see Nike staying true to their word.

(via shewired)
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