James Harden’s contract with Nike recently expired, and Adidas is wasting no time trying to get Harden to rock with them, offering and eye-opening $200 million over 13 years to the biggest free sneaker agent. Nike has until the end of the week to match the deal if they don’t want to lose Harden.
To put into perspective how big Adidas’ offer is, $200 million is just about half of what Adidas spent in NBA uniforms over the past 11 seasons. Harden could ultimately make more money from Adidas than the Rockets.
Adidas spokesman Michael Ehrlich spoke on their decision to scout the Rockets point guard,
“We’ve invited James Harden to join Adidas. 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. He’s coming off a historic season where he won the scoring title and was voted MVP by his peers. His connection with fans is unparalleled and unprecedented and he can take the game, our brand and the industry to new heights.”
Will Harden team up with Adidas or will Nike match up the offer?