All-Star Game MVP Russell Westbrook is joining an exclusive club this summer.
June. That’s when Russell Westbrook says we’ll see his Jordan Brand signature sneaker.
As guards Stephen Curry (Under Armour), Damian Lillard (Adidas) and Kyrie Irving (Nike) all added to the roster of NBA athletes with signature shoes this season, a fan at NBA All-Star Weekend in New York City asked Westbrook when he was next.
In the video, posted by the The Wall Street Journal, Westbrook says they are working on a shoe “coming out in June, this summer.”
The Oklahoma City Thunder guard signed with Jordan in 2012 and this season has served as the feature athlete wearing the Jordan XX9. Other Jordan athletes wear the Super.Fly 3, while Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul each have signature Jordan shoes of their own.
As the online community continues to speculate about the features of the Westbrook signature, rumors grow that the guard, who wears 0 on the floor, will debut a shoe dubbed the Westbrook 0.
Jordan Brand had no official comment at this time.
Tim Newcomb covers stadiums, design and gear for Sports Illustrated. Follow him on Twitter at @tdnewcomb.