New Balance Chooses the Dynamic Kawhi Leonard as Sneaker Spokesman
When one thinks of charismatic NBA players who'd be great at endorsing shoes, the name Kawhi Leonard doesn't necessarily leap to mind.
While obviously a superior talent, the brand new Toronto Raptor isn't exactly the most engaging human being.
In fact, he may not be human at all.
However, New Balance doesn't seem to care.
Actually, Leonard walked away from Jordan Brand to join New Balance, spurning the former after they apparently lowballed him on an offer.
While our cyborg friend is laughing awkwardly to the bank with his new deal, the Internet is also laughing.
But for different reasons.
My dad is stoked— Mr. Moe (@hornswogale) November 28, 2018
Kawhi the most New Balance human on this planet— Nick Yoko (@nickyokoyama) November 28, 2018
A theme's developing here.
New Balance: Kawhi, congratulations on the deal, what did you have in mind for a design?— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) November 28, 2018
When the Kawhi New Balance 'Mall Walkers 4" drop in 2019... pic.twitter.com/Pi0Cf3wCls— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) November 28, 2018
While New Balance certainly isn't the most exciting brand, we hope this relationship brings Kawhi some measure of happiness.
Kawhi went from Jordan to New Balance... pic.twitter.com/eW5YGLGGAm— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 28, 2018
There's that infectious laugh.