Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

New Balance Signs Kawhi Leonard to Re-Establish Its NBA Presence

New Balance Signs Kawhi Leonard to Re-Establish Its NBA Presence

After leading the Raptors to an Eastern Conference-best 18-4 start averaging 24.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game, it's clear Leonard has received the offer he was looking for in a shoe deal.

The Toronto Raptors forward agreed to sign an endorsement deal with New Balance, NBA sources first told Yahoo!

With signing with New Balance, Kawhi will now become the face of their basketball brand in hoping to jump-start the companies relevancy within the market, similar to PUMA this year.

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The deal has not been officially announced by New Balance or Kawhi Leonard's camp yet, but once we have an update with you we'll be sure to share it.

Kawhi Leonard has had quite the 2018 but as the year comes a close, it appears that the final chapter in his messy story is wrapping up.

The Jordan Brand isn't expected to exercise its rights to match the offer. And if you've ever seen a New Balance sneaker, you know just how easy it is to clown on Leonard and New Balance. The per-year figure from New Balance would rank among the top-15 shoe deals in the National Basketball Association, according to ESPN. The brand was known in the NBA throughout the late 1980s with the launch of its James Worthy signature shoe, and last released performance basketball models during the late 2000s. Leonard will join National Basketball Association prospect Darius Bazley, who is now working for New Balance as an intern.

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