Kanye West’s Donda Sports agency is making its presence felt in the industry with some superstar additions. After signing Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, TMZ confirmed on Tuesday (May 31) that Celtics forward Jaylen Brown also inked a deal to join Yeezy’s agency.
While the announcement came after Donald’s, Brown was the first athlete to sign with Donda Sports in March when Kanye and JB were seen linking up after a Celtics and Warriors game.
BREAKING: Jaylen Brown becomes the first NBA player to sign with Kanye West's Donda Sports, per @TMZ_Sports. pic.twitter.com/5grQnkynvN
— Boardroom (@boardroom) May 31, 2022
At the time, the tea leaves were there with the Celtics star hanging alongside Ye associate Justin LaBoy and Brown also rocked a Donda Doves hoodie around the same time when posing for a photo with A$AP Ferg.
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West reportedly feels Brown is “underappreciated” throughout the league and hopes to elevate him to “superhero” status for the rest of his career and long after he hangs up his sneakers. Kanye’s also impressed with Brown’s acumen off the floor where he focuses a ton on social activism and charity work.
The 25-year-old has been rocking an array of Nike Kobe Bryant sneakers this post-season, but maybe Kanye will hook him up with his own Yeezy basketball silhouette and he’ll make the switch next season.
Brown has also long been a fan of Kanye West.
“Kanye West’s ‘Trilogy’ was genius, his critiques on higher education and the misconceptions about college is brilliant,” he tweeted as a teenager in 2015.
Kanye West's "Trilogy" was genius, his critiques on higher education and the misconceptions about college is brilliant ?? @kanyewest
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) September 10, 2015
With the Donda Sports agency news public, Brown can now switch his focus back to the NBA Finals where the Boston Celtics will take on the Golden State Warriors with Game 1 set for Thursday night (June 2) in The Bay.