Kawhi Leonard has made headlines throughout his NBA career not only for skill on the court but also for his laser focus and cool personality.
The 27-year-old showed off that personality — and proved he’s a big fan of New Balance even when he’s not shooting hoops — when he attended Drake’s party in West Hollywood, Calif., last night. Drake, who serves as a Toronto Raptors global ambassador, feted the team in celebration of their NBA Championship win.
Leonard, who was crowned NBA Finals MVP for the second time, kept things casual, sporting a long-sleeved neon green Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance T-shirt with pink writing. The King of the North teamed the shirt with gray sweatpants.
For shoes, the baller chose the New Balance 990v4, a running sneaker based on the 30-year-old 990 silhouette. Leonard selected the kicks in a beige-gold colorway.
The shoes feature a pigskin leather and mesh upper, with a soft foam collar and a rubber outsole. They are available for purchase on Eastbay.com now and have been marked down from $175 to $155.
The athlete completed his casual look with a Raptors championship hat.
For fans wondering whether New Balance has a special championship-themed pack in the works, the answer is yes. The company said the drop, with a date to be announced, will include a Made Exclusives 990 silhouette, a Made Exclusives 997 silhouette and custom T-shirts emblazoned with a new signature Kawhi Leonard tagline.
The Boston-based brand reentered the basketball market after a years-long hiatus when it signed Leonard in November (he formerly had a deal with Jordan Brand).
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