Caitlin Clark Secures $28M, 8-Yr Nike Contract Amid WNBA Pay Debate

Apr 23, 2024

Caitlin Clark reportedly scored a $28 million deal with Nike after fans became outraged over her less-than-impressive WNBA rookie salary.

Checks over stripes

The No. 1 pick in the 2024 WNBA draft landed a historic deal with Nike that includes a signature shoe, making her the highest-paid female basketball player.

History in the making

Before signing with Nike, Clark explored deals with Under Armour and Adidas, with offers of $16 million and $6 million respectively, both featuring a signature shoe.

Competitive offers

Puma was also in talks with Clark, but backed out upon hearing that bidding would start at $3 million per year.

Puma backs out

Clark's original name, image, and likeness deal officially expired, paving the way for her new fashion deal with Nike.

The expiration of a deal

Fans expressed outrage when they discovered Clark's $338,000 four-year contract with the Indiana Fever, with a salary breakdown that raised eyebrows.

Outrage over rookie salary

Clark's college basketball career at Iowa Hawkeyes was legendary, breaking records and captivating millions of viewers in historic matchups.

Collegiate stardom

After making waves in basketball, Clark became the first-ever pro player, male or female, to be dressed by Prada for the draft.

Fashion milestone

Celebrate the next step in Clark's basketball career as she enjoys a night out in New York City with her boyfriend.

A night in NYC