by Brendan Dunne

Jordan Brand has made an official announcement regarding their acquisition of Portland Trail Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge.

News of the signing first appeared this past Sunday, when a Blazers reporter got confirmation from Aldridge himself that he was now a Jordan athlete. The evidence showed up in pre-season games this week too - hopefully you saw him lace up the "Bred" Air Jordan 11. With the official announcement comes some thoughts from Aldridge on his joining the team, "I have always been a huge fan of Jordan Brand and am so excited to represent them on the court this season," said Aldridge. "The legacy behind these products is unlike anything else in the sports world, and it's a great honor to be on the roster with some of the best players in the game." Stay tuned to see what else comes from this partnership and read more via Nike.