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NIKE Deciding if They Will Match Durant’s $285M Under Armour Offer

Kevin Durant has to decide if the money from Under Armour is more important than the swoosh.  The Oklahoma City Thunder star has informed Nike that he has an offer on the table from Under Armour for $285 million. 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...
Via Thacover2
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Report: Kevin Durant Offered Massive Under Armour Deal; Nike Can Match

Kevin Durant’s wallet is about to get a whole lot fatter. Durant, one of the NBA’s most popular and marketable players, has been offered a 10-year contract by Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million, sources told ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday. The reported deal “includes Under Armour stock and other incentives, such a community center built in his mother’s...
Via NESN.com
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Under Armour offer to Durant reportedly worth up to $285M

TweetAthletic apparel company Under Armour has made NBA MVP Kevin Durant quite a substantial endorsement offer, per a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. 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...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics have signed MacGruber, er, McGruder

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 Boston Celtics today signed Rodney McGruder and Christian Watford to one year contracts. The levels of guarantee are not yet known, but are expected to be either nominal or nil. Watford, a jumpshooting combo...
Via Red's Army
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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
11 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
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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
12 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
14 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
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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
14 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
17 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
1 day 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
1 day 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

Extension Candidate: Reggie Jackson

Thunder fans are experiencing some déjà vu. A guard entering his fourth year with the team, proven as an effective backup and a capable starter, is due for rookie contract extension talks. The player shined in the postseason, helping guide Oklahoma City deep into the playoffs, and is seeking an increased role with the team next season. No, we’re not talking about James Harden...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 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
4 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

Thunder Have NBA's Most Difficult Scheduled Based On Opponents' Rest

The Oklahoma City Thunder have the most difficult schedule in the NBA in terms of having less rest than their opponents, according to data from Ed Kupfer. The Thunder play just 10 games against teams with no rest days, while the Utah Jazz have nearly 30. The Los Angeles Clippers rank second in difficulty based on opponents' rest. The Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Thomas, Thunder Reach Camp Deal

Free agent forward Lance Thomas has reached agreement on a training camp deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told RealGM. Thomas played for the Chicago Bulls in the Las Vegas summer league in July, averaging 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in five games. He gives the Thunder an active camp body to compete for a regular season roster spot. After four years at Duke, Thomas...
Via RealGM
6 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

Now you can own Thunder’s Nick Collison’s bloodied shoes

Want to own a piece of the San Antonio Spurs’ march to the 2014 NBA title? Well, now you can thanks to Thunder’s Nick Collison. The Thunder are auctioning off Collison’s bloodied, game-worn sneakers he wore during a Spurs-OKC game from last season. Via News OK: “Oklahoma City Thunder forward/center Nick Collison wore these shoes during […]
Via Project Spurs
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
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