As always, I offer full disclosure in a post of this kind. To me, the Nike slogan should be, "Just Did It", because I recently acquired some shares. So yes, I own Nike stock and yes, I'm a tad bit biased. But don't let me persuade or disuade you in your decision. I mean you can make money or lose money. Your call.
Let's take a look at 10 reasons to buy Nike stock:
Tim Tebow. You know I love him. I think I've made that clear. If not, read more about my man-crush here.
Tiger Woods. The former Stanford Cardinal seems to have finally figured it out. His recent performance at the 2011 Emirates Australian Open was encouraging. 2012 awaits.
LeBron James. We are all witnesses. In other news, I will not be taking my talents to South Beach.
Oregon Ducks. The football team is incredibly good. They just crushed 4th ranked Stanford. You might not like the retina searing green uniforms, but you will watch them. Check out the new Ducks unis here.
Soccer. Nike is becoming a much bigger player in the world's biggest sport. They are the official ball for every soccer league you've ever heard of and sponsor many of the game's top athletes.
Summer Olympics. Nike is the official marketing partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee. They will be what everyone in the United States sees when they watch the Olympics from the comfort of their living rooms. So, yes, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson will be swooshed.
USA Basketball. To take it a step further, while you are watching the Olympics, you will see the following stars rocking the swoosh. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul among many others.
It's a West Coast company. What can I say, we have a strict West Coast bias around here.
Michael Jordan. Jordan brand. Yes he is still around. Still the greatest.
Nike Town and Nike Outlet Stores. Have you been to one? They're sick.