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Fred VanVleet Reportedly Signs Shoe Contract with Chinese Brand Li-Ning

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistNovember 17, 2020

Fred VanVleet (23) of the Toronto Raptors drives against Caris LeVert of the Brooklyn Nets during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
Kevin C. Cox/Associated Press

Fred VanVleet is one of the NBA's top free agents this offseason. But before he signs a lucrative contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors or join a new organization, he took himself off the sneaker market.   

According to ESPN's Nick DePaula, VanVleet signed a multiyear deal with Chinese apparel and sneaker brand Li-Ning:

Nick DePaula @NickDePaula

Update: Fred VanVleet officially signs with Li-Ning. https://t.co/1HKJTC0ggs https://t.co/saEbzgkQvK

He now joins current NBA players CJ McCollum, D'Angelo Russell and Udonis Haslem, 2020 NBA draft prospect RJ Hampton and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade in the Li-Ning sponsorship family.

It's shaping up to be a big November for VanVleet. 

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