It’s no secret that despite all of the insane free agency moves made all eyes will be on Zion Williamson. Williamson, since emerging on the scene in the NBA, has been sporting Nike sneakers. TMZ Sports is reporting that Puma has been making a solid case to the Pelicans rookie to be a signature athlete on its brand.
When Zion first entered the league most assumed he was a lock to sign with Nike. But as of now the most significant NBA prospect since Lebron James has no shoe deal and that’s all because of Puma making a strong pitch.
Per TMZ Sports:
There could also still be lingering thoughts in the back of Zion’s mind after the freak accident that saw his Nike PG 2.5 shoe explode on him. He suffered right knee strain as a result and on top of that didn’t get show off in front of Barack Obama who was in the building for the showdown against rival UNC.
If Zion chooses Puma, he will join a roster that includes fellow NBA ballers Marvin Bagley III and DeAndre Ayton. Maybe Williamson wants to do something with a more relatively smaller brand such as Puma establishing his own Jordan/LeBron-like legacy in their rebooted basketball brand. He was already seen rocking a pair of Puma RS-0 “Video Game” kicks at a Summer League game earlier this month.
If he does sign with Puma, he could be passing up on an insanely large bag. Former Nike Exec Sonny Vaccaro speaking with celebrity gossip site hinted at a potential deal between Nike and Zion could reach 9-figures. The swoosh is well aware of the competition and is trying its best not to have another near miss like they did with Bron stating that “He’s the #1 priority.”
We are all on Zion watch awaiting his decision.
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Nike & Puma Reportedly Battling To Be The Sneaker of Choice For Zion Williamson was originally published on cassiuslife.com
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