Kyrie Irving could be close to finding a new sneaker partner … so says Musiq Soulchild, who tells TMZ Sports he’s heard the Nets superstar is talking to a new shoe company about a potential deal in the aftermath of his split with Nike.
We spoke to the “B.U.D.D.Y.” artist in L.A. this week … and he revealed to us that he got the shoe scoop after securing a pair of dope kicks from Devlin Carter at SIA Collective.
Musiq — real name Taalib Hassan Johnson — said he was told that Irving and Carter, who runs the “Somewhere In America” brand that’s based out of Oakland, Calif., have been speaking in earnest about a future collab.
“I think that will be an awesome decision,” said Musiq, who also raved about the SIA shoes he was wearing.
Of course, Kyrie is looking for a new shoe sponsor after he and Nike parted ways earlier this month … following his suspension for tweeting a link to a film containing controversial and antisemitic content.
Irving has made it known he wants a new partner … covering up his shoes’ swooshes during a Dec. 7 game with the messages “I AM FREE” and “Logo Here.”
Musiq said that he doesn’t know if anything will ultimately come from the talks between Kyrie and SIA … but he did add that he’s super hopeful it all goes through.