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Puma Signs NBA Star DeMarcus Cousins — and Nike Has 10 Days to Match the Offer

Puma has a new name on its basketball roster, and this one is an All-Star.

DeMarcus Cousins of the Golden State Warriors is the latest NBA star to sign with the Germany-based brand, ESPN’s Nick DePaula reported via Twitter. The report states it’s a “lucrative multiyear” deal.

According to the post, Nike, the brand Cousins previously wore on the court, has 10 days to exercise its “match clause” rights to keep the baller in the Swoosh.

Cousins, 28, signed with the Warriors after playing last season for the New Orleans Pelicans. The center, who has made an NBA All-Star team four times in his career, started in the league with the Sacramento Kings. 

The baller is on a roster boasting some of the biggest names in basketball, including Under Armour-backed Stephen Curry, Nike athletes Kevin Durant and Draymond Green, and Anta-sponsored Klay Thompson.

DeMarcus Cousins Golden State Warriors Nike Kobe A.D. Sail Multicolor
DeMarcus Cousins of the Golden State Warriors in the Nike Kobe A.D. “Sail Multicolor.”
CREDIT: AP Photo/Jeff Chiu

If Nike doesn’t match the offer, Cousins will be part of a lineup with Puma that includes four NBA rookies (Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Zhaire Smith), Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier and San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay.

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