Kelly Oubre Jr. Signs Converse Contract; Will Still Wear Nike Shoes During Games

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistNovember 16, 2018

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Washington Wizards small forward Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to a multi-year footwear and apparel deal with Converse, according to ESPN.com's Nick DePaula

The agreement is two-pronged: Oubre will wear Converse casually off the floor and wear Nike—which bought Converse in 2003—on the court. 

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Oubre was previously under contract with Adidas, but that deal expired before the start of the 2018-19 season. 

According to DePaula, Oubre—whose stylistic history includes drawing the NBA's ire over a Supreme leg sleeve—will be "featured in lifestyle campaigns and provide input and feedback on everything from photo shoot styling to details on upcoming apparel and footwear."

Converse's re-emergence in the NBA sphere comes months after Puma relaunched its bid to be part of basketball culture by signing a slew of high-profile players to its brand roster, including DeMarcus Cousins, Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and Terry Rozier.