Kyle Kuzma may be the next star signed to PUMA Hoops.
Recent reports suggest the Lakers forward is ‘closing in on a deal’ with the German brand.
Hearing some buzz from the shoe game since arriving in China: Puma is closing in on a deal to sign the Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma .. who was forced to withdraw from Team USA last month with an ankle injury
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) September 11, 2019
For those keeping track of Kuzma, last year he signed a ground-breaking deal with GOAT and was one of the first players to rock the Nike Adapt BB. Leaks this spring suggested he was slated to be the face and feet of the Nike Kobe AD NXT FastFit alongside DeMar DeRozan. Over the summer, Kuzma was part of the UNDFTD Kobe 4 Protro campaign and a resident style icon in loads of Swoosh heat.
As for PUMA, the brand was apparently very close to signing Zion Williamson who inked with Jordan Brand, thus leaving a large budget for PUMA’s Basketball division. Recently, D’Angelo Russell has been spotted in PUMA gear and the Clyde Court Disrupt. PUMA also signed Knicks rookie RJ Barrett.
Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more on this potential deal. As reported by Nick DePaula below, other brands are still very much in the mix.
Kyle Kuzma is continuing to have ongoing shoe deal talks with Chinese brands, Puma and additional companies.
Brands are sending aggressive term sheet offers in the coming weeks, which Nike will have 10 business days to match once an offer sheet is signed.
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) September 11, 2019