The most famous athlete signed to Puma is Usain Bolt. Bolt, during his prime, was the fastest man on the planet. He signed with Puma in 2003, only being 16 years of age at the time.
During the era of Isiah Thomas’s peak, Puma was losing steam in the NBA. Instead, Nike and Converse were the big names in basketball shoes. This changed when Thomas left Converse and signed with Puma.