In most circumstances, Nike would not match this quantity from Adidas, nevertheless it’s stated issues are hypersensitive inside company headquarters after the model not exclusively gave up Curry to Underneath Armour – after not matching a suggestion for lower than $four million a yr – but in addition missed at golfer Jordan Spieth, who went with Beneath Armour as properly.
National Basketball Association star James Harden has been offered the huge sum of $200M by adidas for an endorsement deal.
Harden, who was the runner-up to Stephen Curry for the National Basketball Association MVP in 2014-15, was signed to Nike prior to this season and with that deal now expired, the guard is now free to shop his services to the highest bidder. Lillard is on a team that is unlikely to make any noise this upcoming season and Wall has shown potential to possibly carry the brand but Harden would be the face of the company’s sneaker line.
If Harden accepts Addidas’ offer the contract will pay him more in total than the one he signed with the Rockets. 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. Harden signed an $80 million contract extension with Houston in 2012 that goes through the 2017-18 season.
Adidas is under new leadership now and new leader of global branding, Eric Liedtke, is looking to make a splash right away and Harden would be just that. In Harden’s deal, nevertheless, Adidas has to win if Nike can not match the deal provided.
According to Rovell, “From April through June, Harden had the seventh-best selling jersey in the National Basketball Association, finishing ahead of the likes of Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook“.