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Joel Embiid becomes 16th current NBA player with signature shoe

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers
Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

76ers All-Star Joel Embiid will launch his first signature shoe with Under Armour this fall, making him the 16th current NBA player — and only center — to have one.

How it works: Signature shoes incorporate the athlete's design and performance feedback throughout the creative process and include a 5% royalty from the sales of each pair, per ESPN's Nick DePaula.

Players with signature shoes:

  • Nike: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • Adidas: James Harden, Damian Lillard, Derrick Rose, Donovan Mitchell
  • Under Armour: Steph Curry, Joel Embiid (coming in 2020)
  • Jordan Brand: Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul
  • New Balance: Kawhi Leonard
  • Anta: Klay Thompson
  • K8iros: Spencer Dinwiddie (his own brand)

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