Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook inks 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook has officially singed a 10-year contract extension with Jumpman, making it the richest athlete deal ever in the history of Jordan Brand.

The 28-year-old Westbrook, though, will have a signature line of on-court shoes and off-court sneakers and clothing as part of the 10-year deal.

Westbrook's season was so spectacular, Jordan himself sent the all-star point guard a note congratulating him on his season and giving him more motivation to win a championship.

He became the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1961 to average a triple-double and now owns the triple-double record with 42 in a single season.

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Congrats to Russ on his new mind-blowing deal.

According to ESPN, an industry source says that Westbrook's on-court model will be "unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before".

Now that the decade-long deal has been locked in, the process is underway to begin developing an on-court Westbrook signature shoe. There has also been a distinct separation in his tastes for game and lifestyle sneakers, as he prefers deconstructed and simplified casual shoes off the court, versus highly sculpted, molded and responsive basketball shoes. He recently returned from a tour of China to promote Jordan Brand and is now in New York City for fashion week. The same can be expected for Westbrook's upcoming sneaker. Foundation in OKC and Southern LA. Still, this investment in Russell Westbrook looks to a massive one, even before we know financial details of what it will resemble - DePaula reported that "Westbrook has been positioned as the face of the brand".

The highest-paying shoe contracts for active players are Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James' $32 million-a-year deal with Nike and NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant's $25 million-a-year deal also with Nike.

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