Kawhi Leonard agrees to endorsement deal with New Balance

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According to Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes, Leonard has agreed to a multiyear endorsement deal with the Boston-based brand as they look to re-enter the basketball space.

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 27-year old forward has been rocking the Air Jordan 32 Low on the court this season, despite the fact that his endorsement deal with Jordan expired on October 1st.

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That said, New Balance has not yet unveiled any images of their upcoming basketball sneaker. The 27-year-old has signed a multi-year shoe deal with New Balance, and he is now set to be the first notable National Basketball Association star sponsored by the company since James Worthy in the 1980s. "Me and New Balance haven't announced anything".

He is averaging 24.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game in just over 33 minutes per night - all of which are in the top-three on the team.

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The Jordan Brand isn't expected to exercise its rights to match the offer.

New Balance is known for not endorsing star athletes but has signed a number of Major League Baseball players in recent years.

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The executives at the Jordan brand seemingly believed that Leonard was not worth a huge amount of money, whereas New Balance had to overpay due to the fact that the sportswear brand now has no presence in the National Basketball Association. A signature shoe for Kawhi has not yet been confirmed.