Originally Posted by Antidope
Wait....... Adidas did what? They're really about to have a higher Sig line payroll than Nike. For shoes that no one's gonna buy.
Right? I don't get it. Nobody is buying his shoe. But to be honest, I don't think they are giving him that money and hoping to make up the difference selling his sig line. They just need stars on their roster to be relevant in the hoops category.
We're so immune to the amounts of money being thrown around to athletes these days, we got people really thinking he's worth $15M per (shoe contract). PER. $15M is like nothing to sports fans these days.
Adidas is overpaying, and they know it. But they have to. They gave Lillard $10m per, so i guess it makes sense. Kobe gets $15M (?) per from Nike. His line will always be more relevant that Hardens.
It is what it is.