Know Why NBA Star Nikola Jokic Is the Only MVP Without Signature Shoes

By: Fatima Roshni Credit- Nuggets Love

Denver Nuggets star player Nikola Jokic's career has shown enormous growth currently. Standing 6 ft. 11in., the 28-year-old has single-handedly led the team winning 5 All-Star titles and 2 MVPs.

Jokic is currently the highest-paid international player in NBA, having signed a 5-year contract extension worth $264 million. With a net worth of $30 million, he's got some endorsement deals.

Starting with a shoe endorsement deal with Nike, Jokic earned a net figure of $500,000 annually, following which he partnered with Western Union and Panini, making around the same figures

From endorsements on trading cards and signed merchandise for Panini to being featured in advertisements for Western Union, Jokic's percentage of brand deals is low in comparison to his career.

The NBA star has no signature shoe line under him from any of the shoe brands, including Nike, with whom the current contract is soon to expire.

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The reason Nike did not offer the player is because of his size in the league. However, Shaquille O'Neal was lucky enough to get the offer at that time, which became quite notable.

Despite this, Nike re-released Nike Hyperdunk X in partnership with Jokic after his second MVP title in the color of the Denver Nuggets jersey, also a personal favorite of the European player.

However, Jokic seems not worried about not having any signature shoe deals after playing a good season for the Nuggets, entering the 2023 NBA Finals for the first time, and bagging the MVP trophy.

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