After signing for almost $2 million with he San Antonio Spurs, former Cane Lonnie Walker IV donates 300 pairs of Adidas Crazy BYW shoes. Where? A Youth Basketball League in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania.
Drafted in the first round by the San Antonio Spurs, Lonnie Walker IV has shown all signs of greatness in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Aside from the court, off the court he is already helping out the youth of the country.
Walker went back to his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania where he donated 300 pairs of Adidas Crazy BYW shoes to a local basketball league. The estimated worth of all 300 pairs? $30,000 for the Blacktop Basketball League in Reading.
Adidas executive Eric Wise attended and played basketball at the same high school as Walker in Pennsylvania. So it was only right for both of them to be in attendance. The former Hurricane has already shown many signs of professionalism on the court. Now he has already made an impact on his own community giving back to local basketball players.
“Lonnie has been nothing but genuine in being a role model and carrying himself the right way,” Blacktop board member Wynton Butler said. “That’s what he’s done from the beginning. He’s everything we knew he would be, in terms of how he carries himself. He’s been nothing but a perfect role model.
The connection between Wise and Walker helped him sign an endorsement deal with Adidas prior to the 2018 NBA Draft. At 19 years-old, Walker is averaging double-digit figures with the Spurs. He looks to live up to the hype on and off the court.