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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.

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern, 77, died Wednesday, weeks after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage, the league announced.

The big picture, via Axios' Rashaan Ayesh: Stern led the NBA for 30 years and transformed the league into one of the most profitable sports operations in the world. Since leaving the NBA, Stern has been involved in efforts to use new technology, like virtual reality, to change fans' sports consumption.

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