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Marvin Bagley to sign largest shoe deal since Kevin Durant. You won't believe who it's with

Duke's Marvin Bagley III is expected to be an NBA lottery pick. According to published reports, he's about to sign one of the largest rookie shoe deals in the past decade.
Duke's Marvin Bagley III is expected to be an NBA lottery pick. According to published reports, he's about to sign one of the largest rookie shoe deals in the past decade. AP Photo

So what do former Duke basketball star Marvin Bagley and Rihanna have in common?

Apparently, they're about to both be repping the Puma brand.

According to the Athletic, Bagley is about to sign a five-year deal with Puma that will be the largest for any NBA rookie since Kevin Durant. Rihanna, who has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, became a creative director for the brand four years ago.

Durant turned down a $70 million offer from adidas and signed with Nike in 2007 for $60 million and seven years.

Puma is also said to be talking to other 2018 lottery picks about signing as it tries to venture into the basketball world. Puma's official U.S. online store currently doesn't list any basketball shoes, but the company could be counting on Bagley to become a transcendent player and do for its brand what Stephen Curry did for Under Armour.

And if Bagley does sign with Puma, he wouldn't be the only NBA star to go outside the Big 3 sneaker brands, adidas, Nike and Under Armour.

Curry's Golden State teammate, Klay Thompson, has a lucrative deal with a Chinese shoemaker, Anta, and recently signed an extension to keep him with the brand through 2026. The deal, with incentives, could be worth up to $80 million.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade left Nike in 2012 for another Chinese brand, Li-Ning. His contract pays a reported $8 million annually and includes an equity stake in the company.

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