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Caitlin Clark has signed a multi-year partnership with Wilson, becoming the first athlete to do so since Michael Jordan in the 1980s. Wilson, the official ball producer for the WNBA, launched a signature basketball collection with Clark on Tuesday.

This deal follows her historic eight-year, $28 million contract with Nike, which includes a signature shoe and connects her with a brand she used during her childhood.

“I loved that thing more than anything. My brothers and I would always fight over it,” Clark told Boardroom. “That was the best basketball. But I’m just super excited to have a collaboration and create basketballs together that are really cool.

“I’ve seen the designs that young girls, boys, whoever can get their hands on and go dribble in the driveway or take it to practice with them.”