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• Puma, which is rebooting its hoops division with the signing of potential top NBA draft picks Deandre Jordan and Michael Bagley III to shoe deals, said it has named producer/musician/businessman Jay-Z as president of basketball operations. The company said it has been working with Jay-Z run Roc Nation “for quite some time.” In addition, Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier, a Puma partner for its first signature shoe in the 1970’s and long-time endorser, has signed a lifetime contract with the shoe brand.

• Panini America has signed an exclusive autograph trading card memorabilia agreement with All-American point guard Trae Young, a projected Top Ten pick in this week's 2018 NBA Draft. Young led the nation in both scoring (27.4 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) during a his freshman season with the University of Oklahoma.

• Xyience said it would be an official sponsor and the official energy drink for the 2018 International Champions Cup presented by Heineken, a premier  occer tournament featuring top clubs and players from Europe. The ICC runs from July 20- Aug. 7 and includes 17 matches played across 14 U.S. cities. (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and SiriusXM.) Sponsors also  include Heineken, Ally, Hertz, MasterCard, Gatorade, Konami and Vivid Seats.

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Top-Selling MLB Jerseys (Jan.-May 2018)

1. Jose Altuve Houston Astros
2. Aaron Judge New York Yankees
3. Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees
5. George Springer Houston Astros
6. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
7. Kris Bryant Chicago Cubs
8. Shohei Otani Los Angeles Angels
9. Carlos Corea Hoston Astros
10. Mookie Betts Boston Red Sox
11. Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
12. Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers
13. Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
14. Javier Baez Chicago Cubs

SOURCE: MLBShop.com

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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Feb142014

Kumho Tire, Already Driving Heat, Lakers, Now First Official Tire Of NBA, D-League

By Barry Janoff

February 13, 2014: Kumho Tire already lists on its sports marketing roster the likes of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

But the company is now adding such stars as Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Tim Duncan, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the NBA universe.

Kumho and the NBA have signed a multi-year marketing deal that makes Kumho the official tire of the NBA and NBA Development League in the U.S. and South Korea.

This is the first official league-wide tire partnership for the NBA and D-League and is Kumho Tire’s first partnership with a U.S. sports league. It also is the first major deal signed under the watch of new commissioner Adam Silver.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Kumho Tire, headquartered in South Korea and with U.S. operations based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., has alliances with the two-time defending champion Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers.

The company also has pacts with the NFL's New York Jets and Buffalo Bills and the USC Trojans.

“Kumho Tire has most recently spent our efforts on building an even stronger foundation with our industry partners," Harry Choi, president and CEO for Kumho Tire North America, said in a statement. "We are confident this partnership with the NBA will showcase a new leaf for Kumho Tire that we are here to be aggressive competitors, supportive industry partners to our dealers and distributors, as well as a high-quality and recognizable brand amongst consumers. We look forward to the exponential gain both our companies will obtain through this new venture.”

“Kumho Tire is a global brand, and we are looking forward to creating programs that will engage fans of both the NBA and NBA D-League."

The official tire of both the NFL and NHL is Bridgestone. Sibling Firestone is the official tire of MLB and the IZOD Indy Racing Series. Goodyear is the official tire of Nascar. Continental Tires is the official tire of Major League Soccer.

As part of its partnership, Kumho Tire said it would have branding opportunities during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans this weekend, Among them, Kumho Tire, will be the presenting partner of the NBA FIT Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session.

Kumho said it is in the process of developing NBA-related marketing creative. It will receive exposure through courtside signage throughout the second half of the current season

During the NBA Playoffs, Kumho Tire will present the “NBA Playoffs Playbacks” series on NBA TV, which will replay the exciting and compelling match-ups from the playoffs in a condensed 60-minute format.

Kumho's activation in the D-League will include presenting partner of the NBA D-League All-Star Game, which is part of the NBA's All-Star Weekend; jersey-front sponsorship of the All-Star Game uniforms; branding on-court, courtside, on pole pads and stanchions; and integration across D-League social and digital media assets.

According to Emilio Collins, NBA svp-global marketing partnerships for the NBA, “Kumho Tire is a global brand, and we are looking forward to creating programs that will engage fans of both the NBA and NBA D-League through new themed advertising, custom content, and activities at marquee league events throughout the season."

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