Russell Westbrook signs massive contract extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook Plays NBA Jam Against Jimmy Fallon

Russell Westbrook Plays NBA Jam Against Jimmy Fallon

It appear Russell Westbrook, the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player, has just signed a new 10-year extension with Nike's Jordan Brand that will be the most lucrative endorsement deal for a Jordan Brand athlete to date, according to reports.

The contract will be retroactively applied to this past season, in which Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists.

Perhaps the most intriguing development is that Russell Westbrook will finally receive his own on-court performance signature shoe.

"Westbrook is a terrific ambassador for the brand - fabulous athlete, great personality, fits with the Jordan ethos". The pair was succeeded by the Jordan Westbrook 0.2 in late 2016.

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Under the old rules he would have been considered a free agent at the age of 23, and could have signed a contract with a United States team worth $150 million or more .

But business still isn't quite booming for retro sneakers, and Jordan Brand is still behind Nike and Adidas in total market share at eight percent.

Though Westbrook and the Jordan design team are already working on his sneaker, it usually takes 12-18 months to create a silhouette, so don't expect to see it this season.

As part of the deal, Jordan Brand will donate annually to Westbrook's "Why Not?" As a fashion savant, Westbrook is sure to have significant input into what both products look like.

Westbrook initially signed a five-year contract with Jordan Brand in 2013, and after the last couple of years he has had, Jordan Brand knew they had to lock him up while they could. After acquiring All-Star forward Paul George via trade, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to compete for a Top-4 seed in the taxing Western Conference.

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And things have got worse following confirmation that they have been hit by a charge from European football's governing body. Mourinho said: "Three points are important at home". "I don't know if goal difference will play a part".

As for that other contract extension, the five-year $207 million deal from the Thunder is still on the table.

The deal is a commitment to Westbrook beyond just basketball, too.

Congrats to Russ on his new mind-blowing deal.

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