Report: Puma and Kyle Kuzma “closing in on a deal”

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – AUGUST 21: Kyle Kuzma #21 of Team USA is seen during the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s National Team Training Camp at Melbourne Sports Centres on August 21, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

***UPDATE: Nike will reportedly not match Puma’s multi-year offer to Kyle Kuzma, with the Kuzma-Puma partnership expected to be announced soon***

Kyle Kuzma continues to make headlines prior to the NBA season. First reported by Marc Stein, the third-year Los Angeles Lakers forward is going to be a Puma athlete.

Kuzma will be joining a plethora of young NBA athletes that are part of the Puma brand. Lottery picks from the past two drafts: RJ Barrett, Marvin Bagley and former first overall pick Deandre Ayton have recently signed with Puma. Ironically, Vince Carter, the oldest active player in the NBA. Teammate Danny Green is also a part of the German athletic brand.

The brand has seen a resurgence in the recent past with the introduction of their Puma Clyde Court Disrupt model. Puma is adding the marketability of Kuzma to its roster.

Kuzma has shown his taste in fashion and style with pregame outfits. He shows up to fashion events like New York Fashion week of this year.

The likes of Rihana are part of Puma. This could lead to more fashion opportunities for the Michigan natives in the future.

Author: Kendrew

The Filipino guy

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