Social media roasts Kawhi Leonard for shoe deal with New Balance
Leonard reportedly agrees to become face of New Balance shoes
Former disgruntled San Antonio Spur and current Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard has reportedly agreed to a multiyear shoe deal with New Balance.
Leonard had an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand for the better part of his career, but his contract with the company ended on Oct. 1, months after he turned down a $22 million extension in the spring while still with San Antonio.
The deal with New Balance was initially reported by Yahoo Sports and is expected to be significantly worth more than Leonard's deal with Jordan Brand.
Despite the lucrative agreement, social media still had a field day with the news. Here's some reaction.
Live look at New Balance consumers hearing about the Kawhi Leonard signing. pic.twitter.com/kTaA6V9rDJ— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) November 28, 2018
Kawhi Leonard signing with New Balance is... EXACTLY what Kawhi Leonard would do though. pic.twitter.com/munG4COnyW— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) November 28, 2018
👀 at Kawhi Leonard's first shoe with New Balance. These are sure to be a HOT Christmas item. Guaranteed to give you 9 games of action. pic.twitter.com/JQoEBxTw8L— Larry Ramirez (@LRam2) November 29, 2018
When the Kawhi New Balance 'Mall Walkers 4" drop in 2019... pic.twitter.com/Pi0Cf3wCls— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) November 28, 2018
For all the fun guys out there...😂 pic.twitter.com/6QkiXUPAwL— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 28, 2018
"I got the new Kawhi Leonard shoes today" pic.twitter.com/VFhBF6tXbp— Marktastic (@markthe619) November 28, 2018
Kawhi went from Jordan to New Balance... pic.twitter.com/eW5YGLGGAm— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 28, 2018
Kawhi explaining why he signed with new balance pic.twitter.com/IszKthfJb9— kendrew (@kendr3w) November 28, 2018
All the white dads when they heard kawhi Leonard signed with new balance. pic.twitter.com/WNgDrHdmfE— Spurs Mafia Mac (@MacPenMedia) November 28, 2018
Kawhi Leonard has also announced he will start leaving all games 10 minutes early in order to beat traffic. https://t.co/16Q82aKNwM— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) November 28, 2018
"Are the new Kawhi's out yet?" pic.twitter.com/CNs2fgLz7Z— The big chillin’ (@Kofie) November 28, 2018
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