New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has signed an endorsement deal with Puma, as first reported by Nick DePaula of ESPN. Barrett revealed that while he considered other companies, he is happy to have landed with Puma.
"I waited for a long time, and I really just wanted to weigh my options," Barrett said. "I really looked at Nike and Adidas hard, but at the end of the day, it came down to Puma and I'm very happy and excited to be a part of the Puma family."
Puma has wasted no time getting Barrett's image out there in his new home market. They have already plastered images of him around midtown, and the company is launching a new flagship store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan this weekend.