In an interview, the Houston Rockets forward told CNBC that the two sides are close to a deal and that talks between him and the sportswear giant have been ongoing since his previous contract expired back in October. According to the report, Tucker is expected to command a multiyear, six-figure sneaker deal, which would be the largest endorsement of his career thus far.
Tucker has also revealed interest from different brands including Adidas, Puma, and New Balance. He's been spotted wearing a variety of sneakers since, and even purchased brands like Vans and Reebok on his recent episode of Sneaker Shopping.
Negotiations are currently ongoing but stay tuned to Sole Collector to see what brand Tucker ultimately signs with.
UPDATE (11/27): Tucker has confirmed via Uninterrupted that he's officially resigned with Nike. Read his full statement and watch the announcement below.
"My taste in sneakers came from my experiences growing up," Tucker said. "I would literally get two pairs of shoes a year: for my birthday, and to start school, and that did two things. For one, it made me value each pair of shoes I got. I had to make sure they lasted as long as possible. But even more, it made me think non-stop about the shoes I wanted and it sort of made me an expert in what was hot and what was not. As I got older, I started to have more and more access to shoes. Going to Austin, Texas [University], the store Nice Kicks opening up, having weekly drops, I was in the game. From there, it was over for me. Making it to the NBA sealed my fate. I was gonna get 'em all—and then some. Since then, I've worn shoes on the court that were worth so much, I wouldn't dare tell my mom. And PEs from LeBron and Jordan that shocked even them. Through it all, one family has been consistent from my beloved Jordan 3s and instant classic Hyperdunks to my Air Mags and SB Dunks. That's why I'm happy to announce that I'm signing back with the Swoosh. Leaders of the old school and the new. Can't wait to show you guys what we come up with."