Nike won’t match Adidas $200M offer to James Harden

James Harden will reportedly sign with adidas later this week, after Nike decided it’s unwilling to match the incredible $200 million offer to the Houston Rockets star.


As the league moves towards Nike in the near future, James Harden may be moving to Adidas.

According to reports, Nike has bowed out of the bidding war and will let Harden fall into adidas’ hands. We’re a brand of creators and he truly embodies what that means with his approach to the game, his look and his style on and off the court. His connection with fans is unparalleled and unprecedented and he can take the game, our brand and the industry to new heights. Teammate Dwight Howard is leaving Adidas for Peak.

Harden, who has been strictly Nike since entering the L in ’09, will join Derrick Rose, Andrew Wiggins, John Wall and Damian Lillard on the Three Stripes roster.

Harden has not officially accepted Adidas’s offer.


Nike still has LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, plus a number of stars under the Air Jordan brand like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, and Russell Westbrook.

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