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Jordan Brand Adds Brandon Ingram to NBA Roster

New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram has signed a sneaker deal with Jordan Brand.
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On Saturday morning, Jordan Brand announced the addition of New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram to its roster. Ingram became the latest NBA superstar to join the Jumpman family by signing a multi-year footwear and apparel deal with Jordan Brand.

Keen observers have noticed Ingram wearing the Air Jordan 38 in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Fans got an official look at Ingram in a series of social media posts on the official Jordan Brand social media accounts.

Jordan Brand shared images of Ingram modeling Jumpman gear in an Instagram post. The caption read, "Balling king, scoring bling." They went on to say, "Ingram's height matches his rise heading into this years’ FIBA Basketball World Cup and the newest member of the Jordan Family."

Ingram made a statement as part of the official announcement, "Signing with Jordan Brand is a game-changer. A life-changer, and now that it is a reality, I can’t wait to do special things together on and off the court."

Ingram has had an interesting sneaker journey throughout his career. After wearing Nike during his playing days with the Duke Blue Devils, Ingram signed his first sneaker deal with adidas as a rookie in 2016. Now, Ingram joins fellow Blue Devils like Jayson Tatum and Zion Williamson in representing Jordan Brand.

Not only has Ingram's sneaker history been fascinating, but so has his professional career. The Los Angeles Lakers selected Ingram with the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft at the beginning of their rebuild after Kobe Bryant's retirement.

After playing three seasons in Los Angeles, the Lakers packaged Ingram in a trade for Anthony Davis in 2019. Instead of folding, Ingram has continued to improve, even making the 2020 NBA All-Star Game and winning the 2020 NBA Most Improved Player Award.

There are no plans for Ingram to receive a signature from Jordan Brand at this time, but fans can still purchase his Pelicans jersey and the Air Jordan 38 on the Nike website.

At just 25 years old, Ingram has not even begun to peak as a player. If his growth over the past few seasons is any indicator, Jordan Brand picked up a major win today by adding Ingram to its NBA roster. Tell us your thoughts on Ingram's sneaker deal at @FanNationKicks on social media.

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