DeMarcus Cousins Leaves Nike, Joins PUMA
Cousins signed a ‘lucrative’ contract with PUMA earlier this month, triggering a 10-day clause which Nike opted not to match. It’s a huge get for PUMA, whose long, 20-year hiatus from the NBA has ended in a flurry of signing from some of the NBA’s hottest talent, including #1 and #2 overall draft picks DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III.
Warriors All-Star DeMarcus Cousins’ multi-year shoe deal with Puma is now official, as Nike has officially declined to exercise its match rights, according to a brand source.— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) October 17, 2018
Cousins immediately becomes most accomplished NBA player signed to Puma and current face of the brand. pic.twitter.com/UDKHM8wleq
Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is expected back on court midway through the season, the Warriors center suffering an achilles injury back in January.