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Nike execs texted about paying Zion Williamson more than $35,000


Nike’s then-recruiting coordinator John Stovall discussed in 2017 via text about paying Williamson—drafted first overall in June by the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans—“35 plus,” or presumably $35,000, according to a filing in a motion to dismiss the federal government’s case against him.

Carlton Debose, then-director of Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League, agreed in response to Stovall, saying he was willing to pay Williamson and two others a combined $70,000 in a text message thread with Debose and Jamal James, then-manager of Nike EYB.

Stovall told the two that they had “not presented our new offer” to Williamson and said it was not smart “to put it in print,”

Link: More on Nike and Zion


Posted: 08/14/2019 at 10:38PM



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