James Harden Reportedly Offered $200 Million Contract by Adidas

August 3rd, 2015 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »

Finally unshackled from the Based God Curse, it appears James Harden is in for some good luck in the form of a massive financial windfall. ESPN.com's Darren Rovell is reporting Adidas has offered the Houston Rockets guard a 13-year, $200 million endorsement contract to leave rival Nike.

Rovell later shared a statement from Adidas regarding the company's offer to Harden:

Harden's contract with Nike recently expired without an extension, opening an opportunity for its competitor to pounce. If Nike does not match the deal in the next week, Adidas would likely use Harden as its chief endorser in the coming years, a role originally intended for Bulls guard Derrick Rose before his injury issues.

TMZ reported Nike is unsure whether they will top Adidas' mega offer, and they haven't reached a consensus about a counter-offer at this time. 

Harden, 25, averaged 27.4 points, seven assists and 5.7 rebounds per game last season, leading the Rockets to the Western Conference's No. 2 seed. He finished second behind Golden State's Stephen Curry in the media MVP voting but was given the league's top honor by h ...

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