The No. 11 pick in the 2021 NBA draft has chosen checks over stripes.
Hornets rookie James Bouknight has signed an endorsement deal with Nike, Bouknight told Nick DePaula of Boardroom.
“I’m super excited to announce that I’ve signed with Nike,” Bouknight told Boardroom. “Honestly, for as long as I can remember I’ve been wearing Nike. Growing up, hoopin’ in KD’s, hoopin’ in Kyrie’s, hoopin’ in Kobe’s. UConn was a Nike Elite school, I honestly couldn’t see myself as anything other than a Nike athlete.”
The Hornets have a variety of shoe endorsement deals across the roster with LaMelo Ball signed with Puma, Gordon Hayward with Anta, Kelly Oubre Jr. with Converse, etc.
Check out the full announcement below.