REPORT: Kawhi Leonard inks shoe deal with New Balance


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    According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, former San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has signed a new multi year deal with New Balance sneakers.

    Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard has agreed to a multiyear endorsement deal with New Balance, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Leonard, 27, will serve as the face of New Balance basketball, with the company looking to re-establish itself in the basketball market.

    During Leonard’s tenure in San Antonio, he was with the Jordan Brand and had sneakers with his logo.

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    However, Leonard and his camp were reportedly displeased with the Jordan Brand and lack of a signature in his name.

    Ultimately, that relationship ended.

    Moreover, Leonard was seeking a large market to net a signature sneaker and bigger deal and reportedly didn’t think San Antonio would be the best spot for that goal.

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