Emmanuel Kabeya Mudiay made his entry into the NBA as the seventh overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 2015 NBA draft. This came after the Congolese-American faced an injury-riddled season while playing for the Guangdong Southern Tigers in China. After playing in the 2015 NBA Summer League, Mudiay proved to be one of the top youngsters and was named to the All-NBA Summer League second team. After three seasons with the Nuggets, Emmanuel Mudiay was acquired by the New York Knicks, where he spent a single season (2019-2020), becoming one of the top-ranking shooters in the mid-range. Later on July 20, 2019, Mudiay signed with the Utah Jazz, where he continued to prove that he could do better as a point guard with impressive shooting abilities.
The Rookie Shoe Deal With Under Armour
After being selected by the Denver Nuggets, Emmanuel Mudiay went ahead to sign a shoe deal with Under Armour, who were looking to solidify their presence in the NBA. The brand quickly hooked the 6-feet 3-inch player who wears shoe size ‘12’ with his own PE of the Clutchfit Drive 2 Low. Since then, Mudiay has rocked some of the best releases by the brand until his contract came to an end. Now, as a sneaker-free agent, Emmanuel Mudiay is largely seen rocking the Air Jordan 11s as he waits to sign a new shoe contract.
The most popular shoes that the shooting guard has laced over the years are:
Air Jordan 11 Retro
Ranked as one of the most popular Air Jordan sneakers, it is easy to see why Emmanuel Mudiay opted for these shoes. The original version of this shoe was released in 1995, with its retro released in 2003, 2006, and 2009. One of the reasons that most NBA players love these kicks is that they represent a timeless classic that has all the right features to make each game worthwhile.
Under Armour Curry 3Zero II
Stephen Curry is, without a doubt, the biggest name signed to Under Armour currently. Therefore, it is only right that his signature line of shoes will be the most popular among players signed to the brand. The Under Armour Curry 3Zero II was a top pick for Mudiay as it featured a dual-cushioning system and a maxprene upper that offered high levels of comfort.
Under Armour Heat Seeker
Most of the rising stars signed to Under Armour opted for the Heat Seeker after it silently debuted during the 2017/2018 holiday games. It is ranked among the best basketball silhouettes that Under Armour has produced. It features a cushioned textile insole & exposed Micro G Heel cushioning unit, engineered knit upper, and a bootie construction that offers a sock-like fit.
Under Armour Curry 4
The Under Armour Curry 4 was a fresh redesign in the Curry signature shoe series. True to expectations, it was outstanding and received a positive reception that made it one of the most popular releases by the brand.
Under Armour Clutchfit Drive 2 Low
Emmanuel Mudiay received a PE for this shoe a short while after signing with Under Armour. The Clutchfit Drive 2 Low was quite a hit as it came in exciting colorways besides having amazing cushioning, traction, and stability.