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    Default Rui Endorsement deals

    I was talking recently with someone who knows some guys that work in the world of big time sports marketing. "Big time" meaning they deal with and are familar with the contracts of major spots stars.

    Their belief is that Rui is likely to get a shoe contract that could be in the $200 million range. I don't believe that was based on specific knowledge of some pending deal, but rather, just their guess based on their knowledge of that field.

    And, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy

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    Yikes! 8O
    http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/GoZagsTinySignGuyGlassesColor.png

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    Rui already signed with Jordan brand -- not sure what the contract amount is.

    https://news.nike.com/news/jordan-br...ketball-roster

    https://www.nbcsports.com/washington...-rui-hachimura

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    Lebron's lifetime Nike deal is estimated at $1 billion or more. That gets Nike the US market and a lot of international markets. Japan has 125 million plus people and basketball is a growing sport there. $200 million seems high but conceivably within range of what Nike values the Japanese market as. Maybe the next Kennel will be called the Hachimura Athletic Center.

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    TMZ last night reported that Rui had signed an endorsement deal with Nissin Foods (the Japanese company that makes Top Ramen) and interviewed him getting off a flight at the Washington airport. They included a still photo of him in his Gonzaga jersey. They also included the intelligence that everyone thinks "Cup 'O' Noodles" is the name of Nissin's product, but it's really just "Cup Noodles," there's no "O" about it. I don't know if Rui provided that information or not. No word on what he'll be paid for this one, but as "the first Japanese-born player in the NBA" they said he's quite famous in Japan, which we all knew, anyway.

    Somewhat old news, maybe. The press release from the company was June 21st: https://nissinfoods.com/press-releas...stir-the-world

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