He WON'T be joining Kawhi Leonard who left Jordan Brand in late 2018 to sign a deal with New Balance. Not a bad replacement if you're Nike.
No word on how much Zion will be paid in his new deal with Jordan Brand -- but legendary ex-Nike exec, Sonny Vaccaro, previously told us he wouldn't be surprised if the contract hits the 9-figure mark.
In other words, ZION'S GETTIN' PAID!!!
Michael Jordan released a statement on the signing ... saying “Zion’s incredible determination, character and play are inspiring."
"He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future. He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do."
There was some concern Zion would leave the Nike family after the infamous shoe blowout during the Duke vs. North Carolina game back in February ... but clearly, Zion's over it.