Sharing the Stage With Giannis Antetokounmpo, Carlos Alcaraz, Victor Wembanyama and Other Stars, A’ja Wilson Reveals ‘Wedding Outfit’ for $153.27 Billion Co.

Published 09/09/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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A’ja Wilson, a powerful forward for the Las Vegas Aces, is leading her team in a determined quest for a second straight WNBA championship. Wilson, the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2020 as well as the MVP of the WNBA Finals in 2020, is quickly establishing herself as one of the most well-known and significant players in the world of women’s sports. Furthermore, she has also managed to secure multiple endorsement deals, being the face of many companies.

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Recently, A’ja Wilson revealed her ‘wedding outfit’ for a $153.27 billion company, sharing the stage with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Victor Wembanyama, Carlos Alcaraz and other stars.

A’ja Wilson reveals her ‘wedding outfit’

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Nike made a huge move in the world of basketball by signing WNBA icon A’ja Wilson, back in 2018. Although specifics of the agreement are still being kept under wraps, a Wilson spokeswoman has revealed that it is a multi-year relationship with several incentives.

Years after signing the deal, Nike is now further strengthening its relationship with the athlete by designating Wilson as the face of the coveted Nike ‘tech’ line. As a part of her deal with Nike, Wilson recently revealed her ‘wedding fit’, also promoting Nike’s latest collection by starring in their advertisement.

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“Nike Tech is the only thing that I will wear, like full suit, like top to bottom. I’ve got to have my jacket fitted but pants could be oversized. I’m A’ja and this is Nike Tech. I would wear Nike Tech to someone’s wedding. Why not?” Wilson revealed in her advertisement.

The Instagram handle of Nike added the reel to their story, which Wilson ended up reposting.

Furthermore, Nike also shared a post of her ‘wedding fit’, which the sports apparel company added to their story. Wilson reposted this as well.

Wilson is just one of the many athletes that Nike has signed. In 2017, Antetokounmpo re-signed with Nike on a long-term contract extension. According to Forbes, the Greek Freak earned $10 million annually from the deal. Tennis icon Carlos Alcaraz signed a $1M deal in 2020 deal with Nike. It’ll run till 2025. Even NBA newbie Victor Wembanyama has a multi-year deal with the shoe giant.

Meanwhile, Nike dedicated a special tribute to the WNBA icon.

Nike dedicates a shoe to A’ja Wilson

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Nike is gearing up to launch a limited-edition version of their popular Cosmic Unity 3 sneaker as an homage to the incredible accomplishments of WNBA champion A’ja Wilson. This announcement honors Wilson’s exceptional forward play for the Las Vegas Aces and her services to the WNBA.

The upcoming Cosmic Unity 3 model was created to represent A’ja Wilson’s vibrant charm. The sneakers have a vibrant color scheme that is ideal for the summer. Captivating crimson hues are used for the shoe’s collars and throat, and delicate pink embroidery highlights them. Every stride taken in these sneakers pays homage to the basketball great with the addition of A’ja Wilson’s signature on the insoles.

With great attention to detail, the mudguards have red speckles on top of midsole pieces in a calming baby blue tone, providing a pleasing fusion of hues. The sneakers’ pastel green tread completes the aesthetic, adding both beauty and practicality to the shoes on the basketball court.

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The Nike Cosmic Unity 3 in A’ja Wilson’s unique colorway will go on sale on September 23, 2023, through Nike and select retailers online and in-store. With both Nike Cosmic Unity 3 and Nike Tech hitting the stores soon, an exciting future awaits Wilson!

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Ranjitha Ramesh is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Ranjitha has a strong foundation in reporting and writing. Her passion for basketball, particularly the Lakers and LeBron James, fuels her desire to delve into the lifestyle and off-court activities of NBA stars.
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