NBA Announcement: Jonathan Kuminga Signs Deal With Nike

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UNITED STATESJonathan Kuminga — a projected high lottery pick in tonight’s NBA Draft — has signed a shoe endorsement deal with Nike.

The potential top-five pick reportedly signed a multiyear endorsement contract with Nike, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Congolese professional basketball player will join a star-studded roster of Nike athletes, including LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving among others.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 15.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and one steal in 13 games last season with the NBA G League Ignite. He produced four 20-point games and four double-doubles during the truncated season in the bubble.

Kuminga is expected to help Nike usher in their new “Greater Than” series, wearing player-exclusive models like the GT Cut, GT Run and GT Jump on the court.

In addition to Kuminga, Jalen Green (see it here) and Sharife Cooper (see it here) have also signed endorsement contracts with adidas prior to the NBA draft. They are the first known prospects this year to sign with apparel companies.

The 2021 NBA Draft takes place tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 8 ET. You can watch the draft on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+.

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