The Denver Nuggets’ star guard Jamal Murray is the newest member of the New Balance family. The deal announced on Friday and Murray reacted to the partnership on social media.

New Balance and the NBA announced a multiyear partnership in February, and Murray joins Kawhi Leonard as a notable player on a Western Conference contender to be sponsored by the company.

“I just wanted to do something different,” Murray said on a recent interview with the SLAM. “I’ve always been a pioneer in that kind of sense. Staying in Canada, sliding in the draft to Denver, coming off the bench and then starting, being into kung fu and all that kind of stuff and now in signing with New Balance. I feel like we’re both similar in that way. We both have creative ideas. We want to see them come to life.

Murray exploded to stardom, after his appearances in the Orlando “bubble”, where he and Nikola Jokic led the Denver Nuggets to the Western Conference Finals.

Denver surpassed two 3-1 deficits in two consecutive playoff series against the Jazz and the Clippers respectively to fall to the 2020 champions Los Angeles Lakers in the Conference Finals.

During 19 games in the 2019/20 postseason, the guard from Canada averaged 26.5 points, 6.6 assists and 4.8 rebounds per contest.