James Harden officially leaves Nike for Adidas


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 release:

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: