Russell Westbrook signs 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook signs 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook signs 10-year extension with Jordan Brand

Westbrook will sign a 10-year extension with Jordan Brand, the Nike subsidiary that he's endorsed since 2013, according to an ESPN report Tuesday night. Prior to this agreement, Westbrook's signature shoes of been off-court models but, as DePaula writes, the new contract sets up his first on-court signature with the brand to accompany his transition to a bigger spotlight.

He's also eligible for a five-year contract extension this offseason that could pay him more than $235 million over six seasons. The Wasserman Media Group and Westbrook's agent, Thad Foucher, negotiated the shoe contract.

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This past season, the 6-foot-3 star not only led a retooled OKC roster to the postseason after Durant's departure, but did so while averaging a triple-double - 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists - a first in the National Basketball Association since Oscar Robertson's feat in 1962. The deal will also reportedly include a signature on-court shoe for Westbrook and will provide him opportunities to develop off-the-court merchandise. His on-court signature sneaker is being billed as "unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before, " which is absolutely fitting given what the world has come to expect from his fashion sense. After Dwyane Wade joined the Jordan roster of endorsers before the 2009-10 season, the then-Miami Heat star led the Air Jordan 2010 and 2011 campaigns, before debuting his own Fly Wade signature series.

Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double on his way to the 2016-2017 NBA MVP, and he did it while rocking Jordan Brand. Additionally, this new deal includes an "ambassador clause", which stretches Westbrook and Jordan Brand's partnership after retirement. Foundation in OKC and Southern LA.

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