The 2014 Finals MVP initially drew the logo during his college days at San Diego State, and he says the "Klaw" that appeared on Nike apparel was an extension and continuation of the original version. Leonard's contract with Nike ended in late September of 2018 and he is now with New Balance. Nike told Leonard earlier this year to stop using the logo, the lawsuit said.
According to the lawsuit, the logo included his hand, the initials "KL" and the number 2, which he wore for much of his career. He said that he wanted to use the logo for "clothing lines, footwear and on other products and, among other things, in connection with sports camps and charity functions, but Nike explicitly has objected to such uses".