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Kevin Durant Looks for Nike to Match Under Armour Deal

  Kevin Durant was recently offered a pretty sweet deal from Under Armour. According to reports, Kevin Durant’s reps have reached out to Nike for them to match Under Armour’s deal. Under Armour offered a deal that’s worth up to $285M as well as equity in the company. According to Darren Rovell, Roc Nation Sports is spearheading the deal: Kevin Durant’s representation,...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Under Armour offers Kevin Durant monster deal; Nike has right to match

After much speculation it appears the bidding for Kevin Durant’s shoe endorsement has taken an official step. According to ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, Durant’s agency, Roc Nation Sports, has notified Nike of Under Armour’s offer: “Kevin Durant’s representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265...
Via KCM Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Durant offer by UA at least $265M

Kevin Durant's representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built in his mother's name, whose exact worth will not be known for some time. Nike...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Durant has deal in place with Under Armour

Roc Nation, the firm that represents Kevin Durant, informed Nike that Durant has a deal in place with Under Armour, according to ESPN.com. The deal is worth between $265-285 million over 10 years and it includes the construction of a community center in his mother's name. Nike has the right to match the deal with Under Armour and if Nike does match, Durant is obligated legally...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking for a reason KD left Team USA? How 'bout 285 million reasons?

When Kevin Durant withdrew from Team USA earlier this month, many speculated the reason was the gruesome leg injury suffered by Paul George during a national team intrasquad exhibition in Las Vegas. Others though perhaps the Oklahoma City Thunder convinced their star to take a break. And Durant, for his part, said he just needed a rest. But some reports stated that the real reason...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Offered Deal From Under Armour Worth Up To $285 Million

Kevin Durant is about to be a very rich man – Mandatory Credit: USATSI via CBS Sports Thunder forward Kevin Durant is about to pocket some serious paper. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Roc Nation Sports – Durant’s camp – has reportedly informed Nike that their client has an offer from Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over a span of 10 years...
Via The Sports Journal
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Under Armour offers Kevin Durant a massive deal!

Photo: sports.yahoo.com Jay-Z’s, Roc Nation Sports, has informed Nike (as Kevin Durant’s representatives) that the NBA MVP has received a massive contract offer from the Baltimore run company, Under Armour. It is rumored that the deal with Under Armour is a 10 year contract worth between $265 and $285 million. Kevin Durant is a Maryland native (Seat Pleasant), so the rumors...
Via DC Sports-Kings
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo of Durant, Altuve reminds us that NBA players are tall

Being tall is a general characteristic of an NBA player, but height isn't as important in baseball.  That is evident in a recent photo of Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. Durant is 6-foot-10, which is about average in the NBA. However, Altuve at 5-foot-5 is the smallest among MLB players.  But that doesn't mean...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant: ‘I love the USA, but I’m tired’

Sometimes you just need a little break. Kevin Durant backed out of playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup earlier this month. There was speculation that he was nervous after Paul George’s injury but that can be put to rest, pun intended. While on a panel to promote NBA 2K15 he had this to say about why he pulled out: “It was definitely tough. But I think for myself it was...
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

How much has Jay Z factored in Kevin Durant’s flaky summer?

Kevin Durant’s abrupt decision not to participate with Team USA in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain surprised some and rankled others. The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar cited fatigue, though president of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo mentioned a “contractual situation” while discussing the situation with reporters. And then there’s the lingering question of how much his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five bold predictions for the 2014-2015 NBA season

(Credit: Bleacher Report) There are several things that seem to be widely accepted in the NBA world about the upcoming season, and I’m not sure I am buying all of them. Here are my five bold predictions for the upcoming season: 5. Derrick Rose proves he is still a superstar and wins Comeback POY Award. Rose seems to be on the wrong end of many jokes due to two series injuries that...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The changing Kevin Durant

The marketing campaign around Kevin Durant the last few seasons has been around his niceness or lack thereof. Durant has always been a baby face. A mild-mannered, humble guy who is a lethal assassin with a basketball court without all the show-boaty, teammate-ruining glory of some of the other superstars player. He was a superstar without an ego, in so many ways it seems. Certainly...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The changing Kevin Durant

The marketing campaign around Kevin Durant the last few seasons has been around his niceness or lack thereof. Durant has always been a baby face. A mild-mannered, humble guy who is a lethal assassin with a basketball court without all the show-boaty, teammate-ruining glory of some of the other superstars player. He was a superstar without an ego, in so many ways it seems. Certainly...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Z Being Blamed For Kevin Durant Quitting Team USA

Jay Z is taking a lot of hits in his personal life, and he’s now reportedly under attack because of his tactics as a sports agent. Shawn Carter and his Roc Nation Sports represent Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant. Sheridan Hoops is reporting that there are some who feel Jay Z  is to blame for Durant having a change of heart. “It’s like Jay-Z is determined to do a...
Via Thacover2
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z to blame for Kevin Durant quitting Team USA?

Kevin Durant pulled out of Team USA two weeks ago much to the shock of USA Basketball coaches, players and executives. Durant cited mental and physical fatigue as his reason for quitting the team during the middle of training camp, only weeks away from the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. “After going through […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z Blamed for Durant Leaving Team USA

(Photo by zap2it via photopin.com) When Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Kevin Durant quit Team USA, we figured somebody would take the blame, we just figured it would be the NBA‘s reigning MVP. We were wrong. It seems everyone wants to blame rap mogul Jay-Z, the owner of Roc Nation, Durant’s sports agency. Some are saying Durant failed his former team USA teammates, and let the good...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant do Ice Bucket Challenge in Instagram videos

As the Ice Bucket Challenge continues to sweep through the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are the latest to take on the challenge. First off, Durant took the ice bath for the special cause and challenged his Thunder teammate to do the same in an Instagram video: Below is Westbrook’s accepting the challenge and taking the icy bath in another...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nike, Footlocker Kevin Durant ad premiers, as negotiations continue

Reports and rumors have been circling about a potential deal between Kevin Durant and shoe company Under Armour. The latest reported was that Kevin Durant met with Under Armour officials at their Baltimore headquarters on Wednesday. And while negotiations are ongoing, Nike and Footlocker released this joint commercial ad featuring Kevin Durant. ESPN’s Darren Rovell explains the...
Via KCM Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colangelo says Durant withdrew from Team USA for 'contractual situation'

Kevin Durant's withdrawal from USA Basketball less than a month before the 2014 FIBA World Cup kicked off in Spain was a big surprise to the international basketball world. Even though Paul George had just suffered a gruesome leg injury that left many wondering whether or not stars would participate in these global contests, Durant wasn't expected to take his name out of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant stars in Foot Locker commercial for Nike’s Be The Baddest campaign

As you probably know by now, Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is a pretty unstoppable force on the basketball court and the folks over at Nike-Foot Locker would like you to know that. Earlier today, Foot Locker released the latest commercial for Nike’s “Be The Baddest” campaign which has Durant giving a voice over for it. You can check out the full commercial below and...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics could start the season 1-13

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Celtics struggled out of the gate last year, opening 0-4 and 4-10. The beginning stretch this year won’t be any easier. The first seven games of the season are against teams that made the playoffs, including...
Via Red's Army
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Meets With Under Armour

Kevin Durant finally had his huge meeting with Under Armour according to Darren Rovell. Can confirm that Kevin Durant was at Under Armour HQ today to hear their pitch. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 13, 2014 Durant of course has reportedly been offered a 10-year,$325 million deal to leave Nike.
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant to meet with Under Armour

Kevin Durant jumping from Nike to Under Armour is apparently moving forward. InsideMDSports is reporting that Durant’s move to Under Armour is a “forgone conclusion.” In fact, InsideMDsports’ Jeff Erman reports that Durant is meeting with Under Armour today at their headquarters. Getting reports Kevin Durant is meeting with Under Armour at UA HQ today. ICYMI, my story on...
Via KCM Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Kevin Durant Getting a Pass for Skipping out on Team USA?

The USA Men’s Basketball team is preparing to play in the FIBA World Cup in the next few weeks. Team USA looked to be the odds on favorite to win the gold medal, but that may be in jeopardy after the injury to Paul George, and the sudden departure of Kevin Durant. Durant recently stated that he will no longer be participating in the FIBA world cup due to being mentally drained...
Via The Front Office News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBA Fines Raptors $25K For Drake’s Kevin Durant Recruitment

Toronto Raptors global ambassador and rapper Drake has put the team in some hot water. Drake held a concert in Toronto earlier this month and Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant just happened to be in attendance. Drake made comments to the crowd about recruiting Durant to Toronto, which seemed harmless enough. The NBA felt otherwise, and fined the Raptors $25,000 for the...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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