A year after Puma landed 2018 No. 1 overall pick Deandre Ayton for the company’s reentry into the basketball sneaker market, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft walked into. The arena for his first NBA game wearing a white and red blast pair of the Puma RS-X Reinvention. Every twist and turn in the Zion sneaker chase
And while he hit the court that night wearing a pair of Nike Kyrie 4s from his Duke days, he spent the rest of summer league alternating between sneakers from Puma and Jordan Brand as he sat and watched his New Orleans Pelicansteammates from the sidelines. Those two companies had emerged as the front-runners in the Zion sweepstakes, a [...]
NikE vs Kawhi. To his lawsuit against the company last month, the latest step in a battle over the “Klaw” logo.
“In this action, Kawhi Leonard seeks to re-write history by asserting that he created. The ‘Claw Design’ logo, but it was not. Leonard who created that logo. For the Southern District of California. By a talented team of NIKE designers. As Leonard, himself, has previously admitted.
“In his Complaint, Leonard alleges he provided a design to NIKE. That is true. Not once in his Complaint does Leonard display or attach either the design that he provided or the Claw Design. Instead, he conflates the two, making it [...]
As discussions between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder on a blockbuster deal for Russell Westbrook grew serious Thursday, Daryl Morey, Houston’s general manager, called James Harden to discuss how both stars might work together. Harden gently cut Morey off and reminded him: “I know how to play with Russ and he knows how to play with me,” Morey recounted to ESPN.com late Thursday in Las Vegas.
They played together for three seasons, two of the three foundational superstars who drove the Thunder to the 2012 Finals. Harden was 22 when LeBron James and the Miami Heat overwhelmed [...]