DeMarcus Cousins has inked a deal with PUMA, according to ESPN.
BREAKING: Warriors All-Star DeMarcus Cousins has signed a lucrative multi-year shoe deal with PUMA to headline their basketball relaunch.
Nike will have 10 days to decide to exercise their “match clause” rights. pic.twitter.com/FjBDknXqe6
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October 4, 2018
Nike retains the right to match the contract offer. They have 10 days to decide whether or not they will.
Cousins has worn Nike since playing at LeFlore High School in Mobile, Alabama. He went on to hoop in Swoosh silhouettes at the University of Kentucky and has been with Nike ever since turning pro.
The 28 year old just agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors this summer. He’s coming off a torn Achilles injury and is expected to miss a few months of the regular season.
PUMA re-entered the basketball category in June, signing several high-level players to join Skylar Diggins-Smith on their hoops roster. All of their athletes are currently playing in the Clyde Court Disrupt.
Stay tuned for Nike’s decision.