adidas Football Signs Sammy Watkins & Carlos Hyde

adidas Football Signs Sammy Watkins & Carlos Hyde

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Ahead of Thursday’s NFL Draft, adidas Football announces the signings of Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde. The top prospects join a roster that includes Robert Griffin III, Jimmy Graham, Von Miller, Eric Berry, Frank Gore, DeMarco Murray, CJ Spiller, Ryan Tannehill and Kendall Wright.

The newest additions will be featured in a variety of upcoming adidas initiatives and will play a role in the development of football footwear and apparel.

You can shop the adidas football clothing and cleats Watkins and Hyde will be wearing next season now at Eastbay.

Sammy Watkins Signs with adidas Football

Carlos Hyde Signs with adidas Football

Jordan Brand Adds Dez Bryant & Earl Thomas

Jordan Brand Adds Dez Bryant & Earl Thomas

Jordan Brand Introduces New NFL Athletes, Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats

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Confirming what we’ve seen on the field this season, the Jordan Brand has officially announced the additions of Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas to its roster of athletes.

To welcome both Dez and Earl, the Jordan Brand created special cleated Air Jordan 12 Player Exclusives. Bryant’s cleats will be white-based and feature a blue overlay on the toe and midsole. Thomas will have two PEs to choose from — both will feature an action green overlay on a solid base of white or navy blue depending on the cleat.

Additionally, Team Jordan athletes Hakeem Nicks will wear Air Jordan 12 cleats in tonight’s game against Chicago. Nicks’ cleat will feature a silver base with the option of a university red or rush blue overlay.

Take a detailed look at these new Jordan football cleats below and let us know which player has the best pairs.

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Dez Bryant White/Blue

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Dez Bryant White/White-Blue

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Earl Thomas Blue/Green

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Earl Thomas Green/White

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Hakeem Nicks Grey/Blue

Air Jordan 12 XII PE Cleats Hakeem Nicks Grey/Red

via Nike Inc.

adidas Signs Joakim Noah

adidas Signs Joakim Noah

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This week, adidas announced a new partnership with All-Star center Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls.

Noah joins an adidas Basketball roster which already includes teammate Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Damian Lillard and Tim Duncan.

The new partnership makes Noah the seventh current member of the Chicago Bulls to sign with adidas, including Rose, Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson, Marquis Teague, Tony Snell and Erik Murphy.

“Joakim has demonstrated the work ethic, passion and attitude that make him a perfect fit for the adidas brand,” said Chris Grancio, adidas Head of Global Basketball Sports Marketing. “When you watch him play, his competitiveness and love of the game is contagious on the court and we’re excited to partner with him as he enters the prime of his career.”

This season, Noah will be featured in a variety of marketing initiatives and will play a role in the development of basketball footwear and apparel.

adidas Signs Joakim Noah

Stephen Curry Joins Under Armour Basketball

Stephen Curry Joins Under Armour Basketball

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Today, Under Armour officially announced the addition of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry to the basketball roster. As part of the multi-year partnership, Curry will be wearing the new Anatomix Spawn basketball shoes and featured in upcoming marketing campaigns via digital, social, print, in-store and out-of-home.

One of the league’s brightest young stars, Curry is coming off a career season in which he set the NBA record for made three pointers in a season with 272. He caught the attention of all hoop fans with a 54-point performance against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on February 27, 2013. In the 2012-13 season, he ranked second in free throw percentage (90.0%), third in three-point percentage (45.3%), seventh in points per game (22.9) and recorded a career high in assists per game (6.9). Additionally, he led the Golden State Warriors to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, where he notched 44 points and 11 assists in Game 1 against the eventual conference champion San Antonio Spurs.

“After the exciting playoff run we had last year, I carried that momentum to my training and pushed myself at every level this offseason,” said Curry. “I joined the Under Armour family because they share my passion for working hard and taking no short cuts. From what I’ve seen, they are extremely committed to supporting their athletes on and off the court as well as building the game’s most innovative basketball footwear that will help make my job on the court a little bit easier.”

Curry has earned praise as one of the league’s top point guards and is arguably the game’s purest shooter. Since his impressive NCAA Tournament runs at Davidson College, where he led his team to within one win from the 2008 Final Four, Curry has elevated his game in each of his four seasons in the NBA.

“This partnership represents our continued commitment to grow Under Armour Basketball globally,” said Matt Mirchin, Senior Vice President, Global Brand and Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “Stephen and Under Armour share the same competitive underdog spirit and family-first attributes that make this new relationship so natural. Stephen and Under Armour will strategically work together to positively impact the next generation of young basketball players everywhere.”

Curry joins an Under Armour athlete roster that includes Michael Phelps, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Bryce Harper, Jordan Spieth, Lindsey Vonn and NBA players Brandon Jennings, Raymond Felton, Greivis Vasquez and Kemba Walker.

Stephen Curry Joins Under Armour Basketball

adidas Announces Signing Of Top NBA Draft Picks

adidas Announces Signing Of Top NBA Draft Picks

adidas Announces Signing Of Top NBA Draft Picks

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If you’ve been keeping a close eye on social media lately, then you probably have an idea of who adidas Basketball has signed to make up its 2013 class.

Today, adidas officially announces partnerships with Ben McLemore (Sacramento Kings), Steven Adams (Oklahoma City Thunder), Shabazz Muhammad (Minnesota Timberwolves), Tony Snell (Chicago Bulls), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks), Erik Murphy (Chicago Bulls) and Peyton Siva (Detroit Pistons.) These young men join a roster that already includes former MVP Derrick Rose, three-time Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard, reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard and four-time NBA champion Tim Duncan.

“Each of these young players have demonstrated the work ethic, passion and attitude that make them a perfect fit for the adidas brand,” said Chris Grancio, adidas Head of Global Basketball Sports Marketing. “Their outstanding talent level gives them the potential to make an immediate impact in the league and we’re excited to partner with them to continue to develop new innovative products and to grow our brand and business.”

Other adidas athletes include WNBA star Candace Parker, FIFA World Player of the Year Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins.

New faces will be featured in a variety of upcoming adidas marketing initiatives and will play a role in the development of basketball footwear and apparel.

adidas Basketball Signs Ben McLemore

adidas Basketball Signs Shabazz Muhammad

adidas Basketball Signs Tim Hardaway Jr.

via @adidasHoops