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Following up on news we reported in December, Houston Rockets forward officially announces his endorsement deal with Chinese brand ANTA. With the deal, Parsons will be featured in global campaigns and wear ANTA sportswear on and off the court. Tonight, he'll debut his new shoe against the Sacramento Kings.
In an exclusive interview with Bleacher Report, Parsons expressed excitement about the new partnership and pointed out some of the personal design elements on his first signature shoe. Number '38' embroidery on the backside of the tongue serves as a reminder that 37 players were selected before him in the 2011 NBA Draft. His grandfather Don is saluted with 25 perforations on the toebox, representing his old jersey number and the number Chandler has worn throughout his career. Parsons' 'CP25' logo is embroidered on the heel.
Check out the interview above and a few shots of Parsons' new red-based ANTA shoe below.