Source: Lin leaves Nike for adidas

Source: Lin leaves Nike for adidas
January 2, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin has agreed to a shoe deal with adidas, thus departing Nike, a league source informed

The source spoke on condition of anonymity due to adidas having yet to have made an official announcement on the agreement. According to the source, the announcement will come on Friday.

The signing of Lin only increases adidas’ global brand.

Lin, 25, is averaging 14.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 24 appearances this season.

Lin, an undrafted free agent out of Harvard, came on to the scene after he was waived by the Golden State Warriors and joined the New York Knicks in 2012.  After he unexpectedly led the Knicks to a win over the then New Jersey Nets in early February of 2012, and his success continued late into the season, the term "Linsanity" became a globally recognizable phrase.

Lin is currently in the second of his three year contract with the Rockets.