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.
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