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Sources: Anta, Klay Thompson Negotiating Largest Chinese Shoe Deal In NBA

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 06 / 16

Chinese shoe brand Anta has made Warriors G Klay Thompson a "new multi-year shoe deal extension offer that would place him among the highest earning footwear endorsers in the league," according to sources cited by Nick DePaula of NICEKICKS.com. Thompson's representatives at BDA Sports Managemen...

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