According to Swaggy P, his biggest motivation behind leaving Nike was the brand's reluctance to shine the spotlight to players other than the big three — LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant. "Nike is really only three people. Kobe, Durant, and LeBron," Young said.
On the other hand, Young said that he liked adidas because it doesn't show favoritism amongst its players, adding, "I like the concept of how adidas adds everybody in their shoe commercial. The way adidas is going and the waves they've got, I was getting on board."
And if you're wondering whether or not the Kanye West deal had anything to do with Young's decision, the answer is of course. "That helped adidas out a trillion times. And of course I asked for the whole Kanye collection. Bring me everything," Young said.