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Dallas Mavericks: 5 companies that should win Luka Doncic over in sneaker free-agency

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is a sneaker free agent. One of these companies needs to make him the face of their brand before it is too late.

Dallas Mavericks have been keeping a close eye on what shoes Luka Doncic is wearing. He has been spotted rocking a number of different kicks on and off the court. Luka is a sneaker free agent after his contract with Nike expired in the summer of 2019. Now, any suitor can woo him to their brand.

Every major company has its signature athletes that get their own shoe. Nike put LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Paul George under its umbrella. Adidas features James Harden, Damian Lillard, and Derrick Rose. Under Armour is repped by Stephen Curry. Anta has Klay Thompson and Gordon Hayward. Li Ning features Dwyane Wade and CJ McCollum. That is not an all-encompassing list either.

Some think athletes have made it when they get their own signature shoes. One could argue that when a player feels they deserve a shoe and do not get it, they’ll go somewhere where they can. Just ask Steph Curry who had a deal with Nike, but they refused to give him his own shoe, so he jumped ship to Under Armor.

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Sneaker lines are a massive business. Michael Jordan put it on the map, but LeBron, KD, and Kobe Bryant have all had successes. Each of these continues the legacy of the player and help young athletes feel like they could be like their role models.

Luka Doncic is still 20 years old but has proven he can ball on the court. He also has massive drawing power because of his game.

Here are five companies that should make a run and give him his own signature sneaker.

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