Kristaps Porzingis is no longer with Nike.
Adidas has announced that it has signed Kristaps Porzingis.
Here are the Adidas shoes the Knicks' young star big man will wear, via Nick DePaula.
From Nice Kicks:
New York Knicks emerging star Kristaps Porzingis was the biggest sneaker free agent of this year — and adidas just officially signed him to a mammoth 7-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal. It’s the richest shoe deal ever given to a European player, expected to pay Porzingis between $3- and $6 million annually, depending on a variety of on-court performance incentives that he can meet.
“I’m happy to be here and it just felt right to be with adidas,” beams Porzingis. “There’s a lot of excitement right now, and I feel like it’s the right fit for me.”
Overnight, KP is expected to be one of adidas’ top Basketball athletes, even though the 21 year-old is only entering his second pro season in the NBA. James Harden, Damian Lillard and Derrick Rose are the only three players with their own adidas signature shoe. Porzingis will join Andrew Wiggins in headlining the new Crazy Explosive model, a high-top silhouette designed by Jesse Rademacher that features a woven Primeknit upper and full-length Boost foam cushioning.
Porzingis and the Knicks open their 2016-17 season tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers.