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Puma Is Signing All Of The NBA Draft's Top Prospects

Michael Porter Jr. celebrating.

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: Michael Porter Jr. #13 of the Missouri Tigers reacts against the Florida State Seminoles during the game in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Until a few years ago it appeared that Nike held a monopoly on the NBA's shoe market. Adidas has become one of the hottest shoe brands over the last few years after making deals with James Harden, Derrick Rose, and Damian Lillard.

Under Armour also burst onto the scene by signing Steph Curry. Now, a fourth company is attempting to enter the ring with the other giants.

Puma is making a concerted effort to join the NBA's elite. The company has inked deals with the likely No. 1 and No. 2 picks in draft in Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley.

The company has also signed Texas Tech star Zhaire Smith, who is viewed as one of the best under-the-radar prospects.

On Wednesday afternoon, the company added another top prospect - Michael Porter Jr.

MPJ could hear his name called in the first five picks of Thursday night's draft. Porter suffered several injuries during his one year in Missouri, and dealt with other health issues during the draft process.

However, he's still viewed as one of the top prospects in the draft. Had it not been for his injuries, he very likely could have gone No. 1.

Puma is all-in on the young prospects. We'll have to wait and see if they turn into NBA stars, but if they do, the German company will put its name in with the likes of Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour.