Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks has joined the adidas Basketball family. The young superstar is entering just his second year in the NBA and has already made significant waves as a leader on the court. Porzingis will bring his one-of-a-kind game and personality to the most progressive footwear and apparel brand in the world.
“I’m happy to be here and it just felt right to be with adidas. There’s a lot of excitement right now, and I feel like it’s the right fit for me,” said Kristaps Porzingis. “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.”
The Knicks’ second-year forward joins the ranks of an adidas basketball roster highlighted by NBA All-Stars James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers, Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors, 2015 Rookie of the Year Andrew Wiggins of the Minnesota Timberwolves and 2016 WNBA Finals MVP Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks.
Kristaps will lace up adidas Basketball’s newest franchise, Crazy Explosive, in a variety of colors for the 2016-17 NBA season. He will play a collaborative and instrumental role in driving performance insights to create new footwear and apparel, while also being featured in upcoming brand campaigns, activations and global athlete tours.