Russell Westbrook Re-Ups With Jordan Brand on Long-Term Deal
13 September, 2017, 22:58 | Author: Brenda Erickson
Perhaps the most intriguing development is that Russell Westbrook will finally receive his own on-court performance signature shoe. While the exact amount of the deal is yet to be revealed, it's expected to be the priciest among all Jordan endorsers. According to Nick DePaula of ESPN, Westbrook signed a 10-year contract extension with the Jumpman brand, the richest athlete deal ever in the history of Jordan Brand. Now, he is the new frontman for the Jordan Brand after signing a massive 10-year contract extension that will make him the highest-paid athlete signed by the company.
In addition, Jordan Brand has committed to contribute yearly to Westbrook's charity "Why Not".
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.
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As part of the deal, Jordan Brand will donate annually to Westbrook's "Why Not?"
Though Westbrook and the Jordan design team are already working on his sneaker, it usually takes 12-18 months to create a silhouette, so don't expect to see it this season.
Westbrook joined Jordan in 2013. At the same time, he became the franchise point guard for the Thunder.
Russell Westbrook has reportedly signed a contract extension, just not the one Thunder fans were hoping for.
The accomplished athlete is the face of Jordan Brand's initiatives to promote the Air Jordan XXXII, which arrives in stores on September 23.
In the wake of Kevin Durant's departure from Oklahoma City, Westbrook single-handedly carried the Thunder to the playoffs, averaging a triple-double along the way. That is plenty of money that will always be hard to pass up, but Westbrook's extension with Jordan Brand gives him something more to consider.
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