Milwaukee Bucks Brandon Jennings Hints That Nike Kept Him From Being Part Of Team USA
Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings isn’t so happy about not getting an invite from Team USA to represent his country and he believes that Nike could have played a role in the snub, who is sponsored by Under Armour.
“It’s not my call. That’s on them,” Jennings told Yahoo! Sports. “But if you want to get technical about it and you really want to look at it, half of the guys there are Nike guys. I’m not saying it’s a Nike thing, but Nike is kind of running a lot of things right now. To have a guy like myself on the USA team that’s flashy and really outgoing, you don’t want Under Armour to get all that [publicity]. I’m just telling you how it is.”
We already know of the history that Team USA has had with Nike because of Michael Jordan but Jennings can’t overlook that Chauncey Billups, Derrick Rose and Eric Gordon all non-Nike sponsored athletes where included on the US squad.