On a sunny Thursday afternoon outside Pepsi Center, Gary Harris was spending time with Nuggets fans. The 25-year-old guard took time to sign game-worn sneakers and distribute them to the long line of fans that came out. After the sneakers ran out, Harris signed jerseys, Nuggets memorabilia, a computer and even a ukulele. As the line of fans grew, Harris stayed to take a picture with any fan who wanted one. “Two years ago I did a scavenger hunt where I signed shoes and put them all around the city,” Harris told Nuggets.com. “I didn’t have the time to do that today, but I still wanted to give back to the fans so I decided to just give them away outside Pepsi Center.”
At a PUMA event Monday night at which a new “Clyde”-inspired sneaker was unveiled, the Knicks legend told The Post he hopes coach David Fizdale employs a frenetic, full-court pressing defense to take advantage of their depth. Frazier said Fizdale should use the model of Al Attles’ 1970s Golden State teams. “The key to winning is always defense to me,” said Frazier, who played on the Knicks’ only two championship teams in 1970 and 1973 and is their longtime MSG Network broadcaster. “I wear this [championship] ring with a lot of pride. I think they have a lot of good defensive players they signed. If they come out with that tenacity, the Garden crowd will come out to support them.
What followed was an exchange already seen in a “Ball in the Family” trailer, with Lonzo getting real with LaVar about the brand and Foster: LONZO: The brand is demolished right now. LAVAR: That’s how you feel, “The brand is demolished.” LONZO: That’s how everybody feels. LAVAR: Who’s everybody? LONZO: The world. The consumers. LAVAR: The world? That’s the consumers you’ve talked to? LONZO: Yeah, it’s all messed up right now. LAVAR: Why is it messed up? Because one person did something bad? LONZO: He was the main person. LAVAR: He wasn’t the main person. LONZO: He ran everything.
Nick DePaula: Derrick Rose officially launched his Adidas DRose 10 sneaker in China this week, becoming just the 8th player in NBA history to have a signature series with more than 10 consecutive models. His shirt crosses out “DONE DONE DONE” and reads: “NOT DONE YET” pic.twitter.com/tPTitT0UCy
Nick DePaula: LA Clippers two-way guard @PatBev21 has re-signed with @AdidasHoops on a new multi-year shoe deal.
Nick DePaula: Kyle Kuzma is continuing to have ongoing shoe deal talks with Chinese brands, Puma and additional companies. Brands are sending aggressive term sheet offers in the coming weeks, which Nike will have 10 business days to match once an offer sheet is signed.