Grant Hill's retro Fila sneakers coming back as part of lifetime deal.
NBA Hall of Famer Grant Hill has reportedly inked a lifetime deal with Fila, which will include retro releases of his '90s basketball sneakers as well as new editions and remixes of Hill's early signature models, according to ESPN's Nick DePaula.
Hill, who was selected third overall out of Duke, signed with Fila when he entered the NBA in 1994 and became just the fourth NBA player to have a signature shoe for his rookie season.
"Fila was there for my first professional steps on the court," Hill said, per ESPN. "We have now come full circle, and I am thrilled to be a part of the family once again."
"Fila is proud to have been a part of Grant's history, partnering with him when he was drafted into the league," said Jon Epstein, president of Fila North America. "Grant was a tough yet graceful competitor. He possesses a strong work ethic and has demonstrated resilience and perseverance."
Despite Hill's lifetime deal and the rerelease of some of his classic sneakers, DePaula reports that Fila isn't expected to make a return to the performance basketball sneaker landscape anytime soon. Instead, Fila will focus on reestablishing their retro business with a focus on Hill.