Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Russell Westbrook Signs Richest Contract in Jordan Brand History

Russell Westbrook Signs Richest Contract in Jordan Brand History

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. With this new, record breaking contract in hand, Russ will stay a Jordan athlete through the 2025/26 season. During that stretch, he also elevated his game on a year-by-year basis as the franchise point guard of the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Russell Westbrook Signs Richest Contract in Jordan Brand History

The reining MVP is coming off a dominant effort in the 2016-17 National Basketball Association season in which he averaged a triple-double with 31.6 points, 10.4 assists, and 10.7 rebounds across 81 total games.

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Russell Westbrook averaged a triple-double on his way to the 2016-2017 NBA MVP, and he did it while rocking Jordan Brand.

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The contract will include on- and off-court shoes for Westbrook, who has debuted signature off-court looks, but has not yet had an on-court shoe through the brand.

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Now that the decade-long deal has been locked in, the process is underway to begin developing an on-court Westbrook signature. An on-court Westbrook signature sneaker is coming as well, one that will highlight Westbrook's flashy play and unpredictable fashion sense. As Wade's endorsement deal was set to expire in 2012, he left the brand for equity in Chinese company Li-Ning, making his Jordan signature series short-lived, with just two models being released in stores. Thanks to a huge new deal, Russ has become the new face of the Jordan brand. This extension will run through the 2025-26 season - Westbrook's age-37 season, if his career reaches that point.

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