Kevin Durant In Line To Make More From Under Armour Than From OKC Thunder
Kevin Durant has a massive offer from Under Armour on the table. Over 10 years his potential contract is reportedly worth between $265-285 million. People are used to athletes getting ridiculous endorsement deals at this point, but if Durant’s figure seems extraordinarily high, it’s because it is.
KD does not have to make the switch to UA, but he does have to stay with Nike if they match the current offer on the table. Darren Rovell of ESPN is reporting that Durant is conflicted over this possible switch. But either way, the reigning MVP is going to make some serious endorsement money over the next 10 years.
You have to think he’ll lean toward UA, because let’s face it — that deal is worth more than his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Durant wouldn’t be the only NBA player to make more on shoe deal than on court. LeBron will likely make around $30M from Nike this season.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 20, 2014
It’s definitely hard to wrap your head around the fact that a guy could make more from a shoe company than from a professional basketball team, but stranger things have certainly happened.
LBJ and KD aren’t the only ones rolling in shoe deal money either. Here’s a look at the top earners (per season) according to Rovell:
- Michael Jordan – $100 million
- LeBron James – $30 million
- Kevin Durant – $26.5 million (if he accepts UA deal or Nike matches)
- Derrick Rose – $25 million
- Kobe Bryant – $15 million
That’s right, MJ is still the king of shoe deals.
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