Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been wearing Nike Air Jordan shoes through most of his two-plus seasons with the Spurs.

Soon he is expected to become an official member of the Brand Jordan family.

A deal between Leonard and Nike is in the works to add the player Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has called “the future face of the franchise”to its Jordan brand basketball group. It is an exclusive group that includes Clippers star Chris Paul and seven other current All-Stars.