Reebok introduces Wall's shoe, new commercial

NEW YORK (AP) — On the eve of the NBA draft, John Wall introduced his new shoe with Reebok.

Reebok officials did not release contract terms. Yahoo! Sports, citing anonymous sources, reported the deal is for five years and $25 million.

The "ZigTech Slash" is part of the ZigTech collection of Reebok.

The guard from Kentucky said he had other offers, but the key for him was the chance to be the face of basketball for Reebok.

"I needed to grab the opportunity and run with it," he said.

His shoe commercial will debut during Thursday's draft, when Wall will likely be drafted No. 1 by the Washington Wizards.

"To have your own commercial is a dream come true," he said.

Reebok's slew of current NBA players include Yao Ming. But except for Allen Iverson, the shoe company has not had a huge star for several years.

"I feel like Reebok needed a guy like that," he said.

Having grown up as a "sneaker guy," Wall said it took him some time to decide with which company to sign.

"Growing up you like Nike and all that," he said. "I looked into it from the business side, and I feel like this is the best choice for me."