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Under Armour signs 76ers center Joel Embiid to sneaker deal

Under Armour signs 76ers center Joel Embiid to sneaker deal

Under Armour has signed Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid to a sneaker endorsement deal, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker announced Wednesday.

The company released no details of the endorsement. It is reportedly a five-year footwear and apparel deal that will make Embiid the highest-paid player at his position, according to ESPN, citing industry sources. Under Armour said it does not disclose terms of such deals.

“Today, I’m joining the Under Armour family, but I’m not trying to sell you sneakers right now,” Embiid, who previously had an endorsement deal with Adidas, said in an announcement Wednesday on Under Armour’s website.

In the announcement, the...

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