After injuries and recovery setbacks, Joel Embiid finally made his NBA debut with the Sixers in the 2016-17 season. Like his career, his shoe choices have gone against the grain. Last season while with Adidas, “The Process” showcased the budget adidas Mad Bounce, while the year prior he was one of the few NBAers to wear the adidas Light Em Up 2.
In October 2018, Embiid signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour, making him the highest paid big man on a shoe deal. He’s currently sporting the HOVR Havoc hightops.
When asked if he would ever consider signing with Lonzo Ball’s Big Baller Brand, Embiid jokingly responded that it would take $1 billion. The comment came on the heels of a $10,000 fine after Embiid directed some foul language at LaVar Ball on Instagram Live.