Add young Canadian guard Jamal Murray to the list of NBA athletes signed to multi-year shoe deals.
"Shoes, for me, is one way I can go either express myself or show what's important to me or what's valued to me," Murray said as he announced his decision on a chat with SLAM.
The next step in @BeMore27's journey is a deal with @newbalancehoops. 🏹🏹🏹 pic.twitter.com/bvufuKFAds- SLAM Kicks (@SLAMKicks) December 25, 2020
"Also they're committed to giving back," Murray goes on to explain his decision in the video. "And I want to do stuff with Canada, making some apparel, giving back to Canada and here in Denver as well."
The news was official a few hours before Murray and the Denver Nuggets were set to cap-off the NBA's Christmas Day slate by taking on Kawhi Leonard, another New Balance athlete, and the LA Clippers.
Thus, coming into the game, he made his affiliations clear.
Jamal Murray arrives for his 1st game since signing with New Balance. pic.twitter.com/J0DQw9r2vD- Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) December 26, 2020
And in his first time taking the court as a New Balance athlete, he gave us a glimpse of what could be his silhouette.
Jamal Murray's New Balance debut with the upcoming Two-Way silhouette. pic.twitter.com/Dt3Esrrvvb- SLAM Kicks (@SLAMKicks) December 26, 2020
In the video announcing his deal, Murray does mention the launch of a new shoe in 2021. So, stay tuned.
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