It's been speculated for quite some time now that Kyrie Irving could be the next Nike athlete to get a signature shoe, and now it seems that speculation could become reality.
According to Darren Rovell's Twitter, Nike just trademarked a new logo for Kyrie, which could potentially mean the Swoosh plans to debut a signature shoe for the Cavaliers star point guard. With the addition of LeBron James, the Cav's have once again become a top flight contender to bring home the NBA Championship this season. With all eyes back on Cleveland, Nike could be looking to take full advantage of the exposure, and finally give Kyrie the signature shoe many of us believe he deserves. Kyrie has showcased his marketability both on and off the court, especially with his Uncle Drew campaign, and with King James at his side, that marketing potential goes up exponentially.
Kyrie wore the Hyperrev's for the majority of last year as many considered them his "unofficial signature shoe", and the Swoosh even gave him a set of Hyperrev PE's. While once again this is all just speculation, it finally looks like Kyrie could usher in the next wave of Nike athletes with signature's as Kobe's career is coming to an end, and the Swoosh wants to capitalize on the young and upcoming talent to move product. Let us know what you think of the logo, and your thoughts on Kyrie potentially being the next athlete to get a signature from Nike.