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Report: Adidas Makes $200 Million Bid for James Harden

James Harden‘s deal with Nike recently expired, and now Adidas is making a big effort to sign the MVP runner-up by offering a $200 million deal over 13 years, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. An Adidas spokesperson confirmed the offer with Rovell.

Nike has until the end of the week to match the deal.

Adidas has slipped in recent years, dropping to third in apparel sales in the United States this past year behind Nike and Under Armour. Adidas also will no longer be the NBA’s official uniform supplier after 2016-17, with Nike taking over instead.

Adidas is hoping a big-time star in Harden could help bring them back up a bit. With Dwight Howard recently leaving, the biggest stars the company has are Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and John Wall.

Rovell says Nike normally wouldn’t match this type of offer, but there’s some pressure to do so after losing Stephen Curry to Under Armour. Harden’s never had a signature shoe with Nike, although perhaps that gets put on the table for him along with more money.

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