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James Harden officially leaves Nike for Adidas

James Harden Visits SeaWorld San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, NBA superstar James Harden meets Klondike, a 12-year-old male beluga whale at SeaWorld San Diego’s Wild Arctic attraction July 25, 2015 in San Diego, California. The Houston Rockets shooting guard also met a penguin up-close and enjoyed shows and attractions with his family. (Photo by Mike Aguilera/ SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

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Adidas reportedly offered James Harden $200 million over 13 years to join its brand and leave Nike.

As expected, Nike didn’t invoke its matching rights, making Harden to Adidas official.

Adidas release:

adidas today announced an unprecedented partnership with superstar shooting guard James Harden of the Houston Rockets. One of the league’s most prolific scorers and recognizable players begins the long-term deal with adidas which includes an exclusive signature collection, product design collaboration and marketing involvement beginning October 1.

What does this mean? You won’t find a more enjoyable explanation than this, even though it was created before Nike declined to match: