James Harden could very well be switching shoe brands
Santino Honasan on Aug 11, 2015 12:36 PM
(Photo via the Houston Rockets Facebook page)
Last week, reports surfaced that sneaker company Adidas offered Houston Rockets All-Star and NBA MVP runner-up James Harden a ridiculous amount of money to switch brands, with the star guard’s contract with sneaker giant Nike having expired.
Now, it looks like Nike won’t be matching the gigantic offer from adidas, leaving Harden free to sign with the three stripe brand, as reported by TMZ Sports.
Harden has not officially signed with the German brand as of posting, since he is in Las Vegas at the Team USA minicamp.
If the bearded one ends up signing on the dotted line, he becomes the company’s highest paid athlete, eclipsing, eclipsing Derrick Rose’ 185-million dollar contract. (via Complex.com) He’ll be joining teammates Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley, former Rocket Jeremy Lin and NBA stars Damian Lillard, John Wall, and Derrick Rose in the adidas roster of NBA players.
Does this pave the way for Harden’s first ever signature sneaker? We’ll be finding out soon enough.