Kawhi Leonard is submitting a lawsuit in opposition to Nike.
The Raptors ahead left an endorsement take care of Jordan Model in October. The 2-time NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr reportedly turned down a four-year, $22 million extension in March earlier than electing to hitch New Steadiness.
Nonetheless, Nike is claiming the rights to Leonard’s “Klaw” brand that appeared on his branded attire, which the celebrity says he created himself, in accordance with a report from Sports activities Enterprise Journal.
The report states that the emblem is predicated on sketches Leonard crafted throughout his collegiate profession at San Diego State. He solely gave permission for Nike to apply it to “certain merchandise,” however the sportswear firm utilized for copyright registration with out his consent, in accordance with the report.
Leonard is reportedly requesting to make the most of the emblem on clothes, footwear and different merchandise in his lawsuit. He additionally desires to utilize it at sports activities camps and charity occasions.
The 27-year-old is at the moment competing in opposition to the two-time defending champion Warriors within the 2019 NBA Finals. His Raptors are even with Golden State within the championship sequence at 1-1 heading into Sport three on Wednesday.