The rookie’s sneaker game is already amongst the best in the league.
One of the bright spots of the Sacramento Kings’ season has been the emergence of rookie Tyrese Haliburton. The 21-year-old looks like a steal after being the 12th pick of the 2020 NBA Draft and will be a key building block for the organization.
As much as Haliburton’s play is getting noticed, he’s been getting some attention for his choice of shoes. Haliburton has worn colorful pairs throughout the season, and it looks like one giant athletics apparel company wants to invest in him.
ESPN’s Nick DePaula reports that Haliburton has agreed to an endorsement deal with Nike.
OFFICIAL: Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton has signed a shoe deal with Nike.@TyHaliburton22 has already worn tons of rare Kobes, KDs and custom sneakers throughout the season. pic.twitter.com/TByXKHXxB9
— Nick DePaula (@NickDePaula) April 27, 2021
Haliburton joins Nike’s star-studded NBA stable of athletes who have deals with the company, including LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Kings teammate De’Aaron Fox.
Haliburton’s personality makes him very likable, and you can see his passion for the game every time he’s on the court.
It will be interesting to see Haliburton’s shoe styles moving forward.