Russell Westbrook is Now the Highest Paid Jordan Brand Athlete Ever

Russell Westbrook is going to be a Jordan Brand athlete for a long time.

According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, Russell Westbrook has signed a ten-year extension that will make him the highest-paid athlete on the Jordan Brand roster, ever.

That beats the likes of Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Kawhi Leonard, Carmelo Anthony, and even the great Derek Jeter.

The details of the new deal have yet to be released but with Klay Thompson signing a new extension with ANTA for $80 million, it wouldn’t surprise us if Westbrook’s deal was more lucrative considering his peers, Kevin Durant and James Harden, are all getting over $200 million from Nike and adidas.

DePaula also reports that an on-court Westbrook signature shoe is in the works and will apparently be “unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before,” according to an industry source.

What do you guys think? Should Westbrook be the highest paid Jordan Brand athlete? Would you buy a Westbrook signature model? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  1. Harden and KD aren’t getting over $200 million a year, that’s the value of the deals over the contract lol.

  2. He should get his own signature line, say the Russel Westbrook 1,

    Rather than him wearing Air Jordan PE’s,

    The guy is a monster on court, he deserves his own signature shoes.

  3. We’ve seen everything, from the creative, and innovative, to pure-money grab recycled design, so something ‘new’….. impossible.
    I’m sure it’s going to be a solid sneaker though, Jordan’s Sigs(Melo, CP3) are usually great, although the last years there’s been a big drop-off on the Melo/CP3’s, with Jordan economizing on the name-sigs, to make the numbered-J’s look less half-arsed.

    Can’t wait to see the Westbrook 1 though, hopefully a rejuvenation of progress for Jordan.

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