James Harden Will Make Almost As Much Money To Wear Basketball Shoes As He Does To Play Basketball

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James Harden’s Nike contract expired recently. The swoop has yet to make a contract offer to the runner-up for the 2015 NBA MVP but that hasn’t stopped Adidas from swooping in and making an offer to the Rockets star.

Now, ESPN reports that Adidas has offered MVP runner-up James Harden, whose endorsement contract with Nike just expired, $200 million over the next 13 seasons. For reference, James Harden is currently under a five year, $80 million dollar deal with the Houston Rockets to actually play basketball (and play it very well, we might add).

A little rough math and Harden makes about $16 million a year to play basketball and could make just under $15 million a year to wear a basketball shoe. And here I was thinking about going into babysitting to make money. I should just work on my long range jumper.

Nike can, and should, counter the offer to Harden

[via GQ]

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