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Reebok Thinks John Wall Is Worth Almost 13 Blake Griffins

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John Wall's shoe deal is worth $25 million over five years, an insane sum of cash for a player who not only has yet to play an NBA game, but has yet to sign his first contract or even be drafted by a team. Yahoo Sports reports that Blake Griffin's shoe deal with NIke was worth $400,000 annually and that Brandon Jennings got $2 million out of high school from Under Armour. This deal tops both, big time.

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Wall's first year salary in the NBA will be less than his shoe deal. Should that be right? I would be worried if I were the Wizards. If a player is making more money selling shoes than playing basketball, it makes one wonder where his priorities are going to be during the season.  

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Look, I realize Reebok wants Wall to take over from Allen Iverson as the face of their product, but what if he is yet another Wizards' draft bust? He is being given a kings ransom and no one really knows what he'll do in the NBA. This isn't Kobe or Lebron here. Wall is good, but is he that good? $5 million a year good? Really?  

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Talk about putting all your eggs into one basket there Reebok. Let's hope he's worth it.