New Orleans Pelicans rookie superstar Zion Williamson agreed to a shoe contract with Jordan Brand on Tuesday.

The Pelicans earned the right to select Williamson first overall when they won the draft lottery, but Williamson was essentially a free agent on the shoe market who had the opportunity to weigh his options before making a decision.

Williamson was at the center of some shoe controversy during his only season at Duke, and many wondered if it would impact his decision.

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During the first minute of a loss to North Carolina in February, Zion’s Nike shoe essentially exploded, and he suffered a sprained knee:

While Williamson did not sign directly with Nike, Jordan Brand is a Nike subsidiary, which suggests the February incident didn’t dissuade him during negotiations.

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