Marcus Smart inks endorsement deal with PUMA

Besides I'm assuming the money, Marcus Smart said he was drawn to PUMA, due to their affiliation with current Hip Hop artists. Smart also credits former teammate Terry Rozier for putting him on to PUMA's low cut sneakers.

“It’s incredible,” said Smart about joining PUMA. “I like everything they’re doing. I like the family aspect. I like everything that they’re about and I’m just glad to be a part of the brand.”

Smart says the Clyde Hardwood changed his entire perspective on how low-tops play and credits former Celtics teammate and fellow PUMA Basketball athlete Terry Rozier with convincing him to give the brand a look.

“I’ve never really been a low-top shoe type of person until I tried PUMA. I tried a low and I was like these are way more comfortable than I expected. And Terry, just everything that we talked about, really made my position to come here even more clear."