To Cook or Not to Cook? adidas Offers Harden STUPID Amount of Money To Leave Nike
James Harden is one of the only elite players in the NBA without a signature shoe. But why? That's an easy answer to guess when LeBron James and Kevin Durant are on the same Nike roster. There is no question that James Harden is at the top of his game and so is his marketability. So what is Nike waiting for? We don't know, but adidas is trying to steal the bearded baller and reportedly offered Harden $200 Million over 13 years to jump ship and cook with the Three Stripes on his feet.
If James Harden accepts the offer from adidas he would be making more money from his sneaker deal, than what his salary is playing for the Houston Rockets.
ESPN has the scoop:
The company has submitted a bid of $200 million over 13 years to signHouston Rockets guard James Harden, sources told ESPN.com. Nike, whose deal with Harden recently expired, has until the end of next week to match the deal or lose him.
A $200 million offer is huge, considering it represents half of what the brand paid for 11 seasons as the NBA's official uniform supplier. Earlier this year, Adidas announced that it would not fight to renew that deal, which will see its competitor Nike take over after the 2016-17 season.
With incentives, if the deal is consummated, Harden could very well make more from Adidas in the coming years than the Rockets. Harden signed an $80 million contract extension with Houston in 2012 that goes through the 2017-18 season.
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