BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 16: Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors looks on during the first half against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on November 16, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard, the superstar forward who is in his first season with the Toronto Raptors, has agreed to a new multiyear endorsement deal.

However, it’s not with any of the usual suspects: Nike’s Jordan Brand, Reebok, or Under Armour.

Leonard, 27, has signed a deal with New Balance, according to Yahoo Sports. The two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year—and 2014 NBA Finals MVP— had turned down an extension with Jordan Brand to become the face of New Balance basketball.

When the news of Leonard signing with New Balance got out, however, Black Twitter and NBA Twitter went to work on Kawhi choosing to endorse “dad shoes.”

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While the shoes may be funny, Leonard’s play has been no laughing matter. Toronto owns the NBA’s best record at 18-4, and Leonard is averaging 24 points and almost nine rebounds a game.

Look for Drake to start wearing New Balance kicks while he’s sitting court-side.