What to Know – WWD

Nike is reportedly creating a line with LeBron James and Liverpool F.C.

This month, Fenway Sports Group chairman Tom Werner revealed that Nike is collaborating with the Los Angeles Lakers forward and the English Premier League football club to create a number of products.

Fenway Sports Group is the parent company of Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and Liverpool. The group has been the sole global marketer of James’ rights since 2011, and within that deal, the basketball player was granted a minority stake in Liverpool.

“We’re doing a product line with LeBron and Liverpool,” Werner said, according to The Boston Globe. “Nike is creating seven or eight products that connect LeBron with soccer. I don’t know specifics yet, but they’re going to create seven or eight products that rival the connection that Michael Jordan has with Nike.”

In March, James joined FSG as a partner, which made him part-owner of its subsidiaries, including the Red Sox, Roush Fenway Racing, New England Sports Network and Liverpool, which he already owned a 2 percent stake in.

The investment made James and his business partner Maverick Carter the company’s first Black partners.

Since becoming a part-owner in the football club, James has become more supportive of the team and its manager Jürgen Klopp, wearing the team’s kit and voicing his support for the team on social media. Liverpool won the championship in the 2019-20 Premier League season.


LeBron James Joins Fortnite Battle Royale in Special Outfits

LeBron James Receives the NAACP President’s Award

WWD Report Card: LeBron James, Fashion All-Star

Credit: Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here





Indian clothing firm Lux Industries FY21 revenues up 17% to ₹1,965 cr

Lux Industries Limited, one of India’s largest hosiery producers and exporters, has reported 17 per cent revenues growth to...

You’re The One I Want

Beverage giant Pepsi has tapped music superstar Doja Cat to release a theatrical remake of the hit 'Grease' song 'You're The One I...

Penny Stocks to Buy Right Now? 4 For Your Late July Watchlist

July 18, 2021 7 min read This story originally appeared on PennyStocks 4 Penny Stocks to Watch With July Coming to an End  With penny stocks in focus...

How to Organize Your Home While You Are Stuck Inside

Image: CourtesyNot everyone has the urge to Marie Kondo their place, even if they’re stuck at home with plenty of time to...
en English