NSFWBDs React To Kawhi Leonard New Balance Shoe Deal

My father will finally be wearing a shoe associated with someone from the NBA while running the grill down in Florida while he’s on his winter break to Naples. Wait until my dad hears that Kawhi Leonard is officially Team New Balance. It’s going to blow his mind because he has no idea who Kawhi Leonard is and he sure as hell has no idea a guy from the NBA would be repping the shoes he buys at Walmart or wherever he gets his shiny New Bs.

The Kawhi Leonard to New Balance news broke this afternoon and it’s been sending shockwaves through the BD community and amongst suburban white guys who now have a shoe hero. The BDs can’t believe it and the same goes for the white guys. They’re equally blown away by this.

From ESPN:

While terms have not been disclosed, industry expectations are that New Balance is likely to have offered significantly more than $5 million per year. That range would be on par with the Jordan Brand extension thatย Leonard turned down earlier this spring, a four-year deal worth up to $22 million.

Although his existing Jordan endorsement deal expired Oct. 1, Leonard has been wearing last year’s Air Jordan 32 Low model during games.

The per-year figure would place Leonard among the top-15 annual shoe deal earners in the NBA.

Credit New Balance and Kawhi for teaming up in this space where you didn’t expect New Balance to be playing ball. Now comes the hard part figuring out who the target audience is for the New Bs besides the BBQ grillin’ dads out there. Maybe New B can sign Spice Adams to leave the Air Monarchs behind and get on board. Just a thought.

Kawhi Bouta Give Niggas Buckets In The New Balances ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜‚ They Gone Be Hot

— DJ LOONEY (@djlooneygoham) November 29, 2018

When Kawhi walks out in some fire New Balances I donโ€™t wanna hear shit

— 40 (9-4) (@iMunchTheButt) November 29, 2018

Yโ€™all can talk shit about kawhi all you want about the new balance deal but he secured a $5 million/year bag

— ๐Ÿ‰ (@Malikuums) November 28, 2018

Nigga Kawhi about to start balling up in 574s

— โ„๐•–๐•๐•ก ๐•€โ€™๐•ž โ„๐•š๐•˜๐•™ ๐”ธ๐•ค๐•— (@Ecolon__) November 28, 2018

Why Kawhi? Who da fuck balls in new balances..

— ใ€ฝ๏ธanoloโ„ข (@Salute_D_Roc) November 29, 2018

Fuck all yโ€™all niggas Iโ€™m gonna be the first to cop two pairs of Kawhi NBs…shiiiddddddd

— VNMB ๅˆ (@shedyourskin_) November 29, 2018

When Kawhi get to cookin niggas in them new balances ion wanna hear shit ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

— Don Dillinger ๐Ÿ‘ณ (@___DocHolliday) November 28, 2018

Kawhi look like a nigga who wears New Balance

— Bobby Pettis (@BobbyPettis2) November 28, 2018

Niggaz hated on curry for going to under armour so yeah…good shit Kawhi ๐Ÿ’ฏ

— !YoU KNow Me AS MiCk (@im_me_mi) November 28, 2018

Kawhi Leonard signing to New Balance is the most Kawhi Leonard shit I've ever heard

— EaZy (@Jmpoint0) November 28, 2018

Kawhi really donโ€™t gaf bout material shit lol

— 23 (@beIikebron) November 29, 2018

Kawhi signed with New Balance… Now I've seen niggas hoop in 990s for years, but this ain't it Kawhi ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

— Drรฉ Cashh (@Cashhman_) November 28, 2018

Kawhi signed wit new balance…??? Man just live to be awkward….James worthy ass nigga…

— A-ro (@fifththirdAro) November 28, 2018

Kawhi Doesnt buy expensive shit or wear expensive shit, Jordanโ€™s are expensive, New Balances are for the people with light pockets.. kawhi is supporting a company we could afford…

— Tristan Osborne (@sabiotrix) November 28, 2018

I remember in high school we gotta new balance deal (somehow) smh niggas was so depressed

— Sasuke Uchiha (@Marc_Doja) November 28, 2018

@kawhileonard NIGGA WHO THE FUCK SIGNS TO NEW BALANCE
I DIDNT EVEN KNOW THEY MADE BASKETBALL SHOES

— Tran (@TranDidntWakeUp) November 28, 2018

Niggas better stop coming for Kawhi before I stomp em out wit my 990s

— 4G DG (@Soufside_Dre) November 28, 2018

Good move for kawhi …niggas don't even know why they buy Jordans fr ……they trash ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

— Hitman Danny (@WhodanniDaGreat) November 28, 2018

left Jordans to go to New Balance…any other nigga do that iโ€™d be like thatโ€™s weird but for Kawhi it fit https://t.co/jJ6mRkqNyw

— ๐Ÿฅถ (@fckinn_rell) November 29, 2018