Grant Hill has officially signed a lifetime deal with FILA, the brand he wore during the ’90s, and whom was the biggest pro star basketball player on their roster.
“FILA is proud to have been a part of Grant’s history, partnering with him when he was drafted into the league,” Jon Epstein, president of Fila North America, said in a statement. “Grant was a tough yet graceful competitor. He possesses a strong work ethic and has demonstrated resilience and perseverance. Grant truly embodies the spirit of Fila, a brand that is synonymous with game changers in sport and beyond. We look forward to Grant being an integral part of our move-forward strategy in basketball.”
Back in 1997, Hill signed a seven-year, $80 million contract with FILA, which was a crazy deal back in that era. One of his most popular silhouette is the Grant Hill 2 aka FILA 96 that debuted in 1996.
“FILA was there for my first professional steps on the court,” Hill said in a statement. “We have now come full circle, and I am thrilled to be a part of the family once again. I’m grateful for the brand’s continued loyalty and support as we begin this new chapter together.”
To celebrate the partnership, Grant Hill will be present during ComplexCon in November to release some exclusive FILA products.