Last week was full of shoe deals: Drake signed a deal with Jordan and Kanye signed a deal with Adidas.
Big rappers are making strides in the footwear industry, but can they sell more shoes than athletes? This was the question that sparked a debate on ESPN’s Sports Nation between hosts Marcellus Wiley, Max Kellerman and their guest 2 Chainz during their “T.R.U. or Not T.R.U” segment.
The 36-year-old College Park rapper defended rappers by saying this:
“Let me tell you something, man. Rap is all year round; we not seasonal,” 2 Chainz stated. “You got football season, and you got basketball season, and you got baseball season. It ain’t no Hip-Hop season.”
The truth lies in the months ahead, pictures have been released of the Jordan/Drake collab shoes but we still haven’t seen what Kanye and Adidas have up their sleeve.
Do you think rappers like Kanye and Drake can sell as many shoes as top NBA stars like Kobe and Lebron? Let us know in the comment section below?