Nike To Match Under Armour's $285M Deal For Kevin Durant.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:05 am    Post subject:

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That's nuts. Why even continue playing basketball and risking injury?


You really think Under Armour is paying him if he DOESN'T play basketball?


Michael Jordan hasn't been on an NBA court in almost 20 years, is he getting paid?


Jordan's gets royalties for the Jordan Brand, he's basically an equity owner, not a sponsorship at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:03 am    Post subject:

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Nike has exercised its right to match Under Armour's endorsement offer to Kevin Durant, according to sources.

Nike has countered a proposal of $265 to $285 million and believes it will re-sign Durant to a deal for the next 10 years.

The deal between Nike and Durant could hit up to $300 million based on royalties. Nike officials told Durant and his team at Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports on Saturday that it would indeed step up enough to allow the world's largest shoe and apparel company to keep him.

There were strong indications that Durant would go to Under Armour, and the decision has weighed heavily on him, according to sources.

Under Armour wooed Stephen Curry to join them and leave Nike last year, but they have now missed out on Durant and Blake Griffin, who joined the Jordan Brand.

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Kevin Durant has now officially signed with Nike. Deal runs through start of 2024 season.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject:

Durant has really terrible shoes...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject:

I don't know anyone who is a die-hard Durant fan or wears his paraphernalia.
It's very odd to see this deal.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:26 am    Post subject:

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I don't know anyone who is a die-hard Durant fan or wears his paraphernalia.
It's very odd to see this deal.


When Kobe leaves the picture, I think Nike looks at KD to "fill his shoes".

Although I expect Kobe to keep selling shoes after retirement.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:37 am    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
jonnybravo wrote:
Hammett wrote:
That's nuts. Why even continue playing basketball and risking injury?


You really think Under Armour is paying him if he DOESN'T play basketball?


Michael Jordan hasn't been on an NBA court in almost 20 years, is he getting paid?


Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest NBA player of all time and is one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world. If Durant quit playing basketball tomorrow, no one would remember him in five years. He's obviously the second best player in the league right now, but he hasn't done anything at this point to justify a contract like that if he's not still playing and remaining relevant. Jordan doesn't have to play to remain relevant. He owns the Hornets and is a global icon.

Durant just doesn't have the global appeal and recognition that Jordan has, at least not yet (although he probably never will).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:12 am    Post subject:

Good for Durant

He is a good sponsor for the NBA

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:09 am    Post subject:

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Good for Durant

He is a good sponsor for the NBA



any updates on this
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:13 am    Post subject:

I think Durant reign at the top will be very short lived.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject:

Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
Cup-of-noodles wrote:
Good for Durant

He is a good sponsor for the NBA



any updates on this


Like Kylo Ren, i think he does a very good job representing the millenial generation to older and younger generations.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject:

Telleris wrote:
Huey Lewis & The News wrote:
Cup-of-noodles wrote:
Good for Durant

He is a good sponsor for the NBA



any updates on this


Like Kylo Ren, i think he does a very good job representing the millenial generation to older and younger generations.


Kylo Ren doesn't do a good job of anything though
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