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Zion Williamson to Sign Shoe Deal with…Puma?

Zion Williamson | Photo: © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While Zion Williamson’s former teammate Cam Reddish signed a multi-year deal with Nike, the 2019 #1 overall pick in the NBA Draft has still not decided which company he will join.

Many, including the legendary Sonny Vaccaro, believe Williamson will sign a deal worth over $100 million. That would be a record contract for a rookie as LeBron James signed for $90 million out of high school.

Nike seemed to be in the lead to land Williamson but TMZ is reporting that Puma is making a huge push to sign him.

Puma made a splash last season by signing the top two picks in the NBA Draft in DeAndre Ayton and former Blue Devil Marvin Bagley III. Puma also named Jay-Z creative director of basketball operations.

Williamson wore Nikes throughout his lone season at Duke (including the infamous blowout game) and during his pre-draft workouts and Summer League. He was spotted however wearing a pair of Puma RS-0 “Video Game” during one Summer League game:

Puma RS-0 “Video Game” | Photo: © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports