Adidas reportedly offered James Harden $200 million over 13 years to join its brand and leave Nike.
As expected, Nike didn’t invoke its matching rights, making Harden to Adidas official.
adidas today announced an unprecedented partnership with superstar shooting guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets. One of the league’s most prolific scorers and recognizable players begins the long-term deal with adidas which includes an exclusive signature collection, product design collaboration and marketing involvement beginning October 1.
What does this mean? You won’t find a more enjoyable explanation than this, even though it was created before Nike declined to match: