Media > Kemba Walker Signs With Under Armour

~ Kemba Walker isn’t letting the NBA Lockout get in the way of his business off the court. The 1st round draft pick of the Charlotte Bobcats recently took a major step forward towards establishing his brand by signing with Under Armour, according to CNBC. Walker becomes the first player in this year’s draft class to sign with a shoe company.

 I know what you’re thinking … why Under Armour? It would be logical to assume that Walker would be a great fit for Nike. The owner of the Bobcats happens to be Michael Jordan, Mr. Nike himself.

 Under Armour is an emerging brand though that is looking to make an impact in the basketball shoe market that is dominated by Nike. Walker’s star has been on the rise since leading the University of Connecticuit men’s basketball team to a national championship. If Walker makes a big impact early on his career, it could turn out to be a great move for him and Under Armour.

 Walker definitely joins pretty good company. Brandon Jennings of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tom Brady of the New England Patriots, NFL top draft pick Cam Newton, and Mets shortstop Jose Reyes are all currently signed to promote with Under Armour.

NFL > Roy Williams Suing Ex-Girlfriend To Get Back Engagement Ring

 ~ In news of the wild & wacky, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams has found a way to make the headlines off the football field. According to reports, Williams is looking to get back the engagement ring from his ex-girlfriend that he … get ready for this … mailed to her. This gets better …

 Williams apparently also sent Brooke Daniels $5,000 for school and dental bills, and a taped marriage proposal to go along with the ring that is priced at $76,000. Daniels is a former Miss Texas USA who turned down the marriage proposal. Williams asked for the ring back and was told by Daniels that it was lost. At least that’s according to the lawsuit Williams has filed to regain possesion of the ring.

 According to the insurance company investigation that Williams put in motion to locate the ring, it is in the possesion of Daniels father.

 Michael Daniels has already come out and said that they never told Williams that the ring was lost and that he wants to avoid further legal issues and return Willaims the ring.

 Just another story that manages to leap to the front of the line while football fans continue to wait out the NFL Lockout.

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