Jordan Brand has signed its first Chinese basketball player: Guo Ailun.
The deal comes in conjunction of Jordan’s 20th anniversary of entering Greater China.
“We’re excited to welcome Guo to the Jordan Family,” Michael Jordan said. “From his competitive spirit and style of play on the court to his strong personality off the court, he’s a great fit for the brand. We look forward to Guo representing the game, Jordan Brand, and ultimately himself in Greater China.”
Reports say Guo, 23, will also receive $1.4 million USD annually in sponsorship fees.
“Joining the Jordan Brand family is a dream come true,” says Guo, “I’ve visualized playing like MJ since I was a kid — from managing the game and leading my team to a championship. It is an honor to be the first Jordan Brand athlete in China and I am thrilled to bring my love of the game to the brand.”