adidas, Herzogenaurach, Germany, recently signed New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis to an endorsement deal.
The second-year player from Latvia joins Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins on the adidas basketball roster. Porzingis will wear adidas Basketball’s Crazy Explosive shoe franchise in various colors for the 2016-2017 season.
“I’m happy to be here and it just felt right to be with adidas,” Porzingis says. “There’s a lot of excitement right now, and I feel like it’s the right fit for me. A city like New York is hungry for success in basketball, and I believe adidas will help take my game to the next level. I’m a unique player and adidas is a unique brand. I’m just excited to join the family.” — M.Q.