NBA fans are reacting to Kevin Durant landing a Michael Jordan-Like deal with Nike.
Durant is now just the third player in NBA history to get a lifetime deal from the sportswear giants, joining Jordan and LeBron James. He’s also just one of four athletes to ever agree to such a deal with Nike, with Cristiano Ronaldo the only other sportsman to receive one.
The two-time NBA champion made the announcement via his Boardroom show on Friday while steering clear of disclosing the sums involved.
“When I first signed with Nike, I couldn’t have dreamed of how far we’d go in this partnership. We’ve done amazing work creatively and philanthropically,” he said. “We’ve done amazing work creatively and philanthropically. We’ve traveled the world together and built a business that will now last forever. I’m excited for the future and honored to be in rare company with this deal.”
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The 34-year-old is now with the Phoenix Suns, whom he helped topple the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of this year’s NBA playoffs in a quest to win a third ring. The forward won two championships with the Golden State Warriors before joining the Brooklyn Nets in 2019. He was traded to Phoenix this season after a disappointing spell in BK replete with drama and injuries.
Now in his 13th season, Durant signed his first deal with Nike as a rookie in 2007 and has seen 15 sneakers released in his name since then.
Nike also supports the player’s commitment to philanthropy through his Kevin Durant Charity Foundation.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.