Westbrook signs huge deal with Jordan Brand

JLaw really gave it all she had. Source Getty

JLaw really gave it all she had. Source Getty

Still, this investment in Russell Westbrook looks to a massive one, even before we know financial details of what it will resemble - DePaula reported that "Westbrook has been positioned as the face of the brand".

According to Nick DePaula, Westbrook will sign a 10-year extension with Jordan Brand that will make him the most well-paid Jordan Brand athlete. DePaula also adds the pay increase on this newly inked agreement will apply retroactively to his 2016-17 season, in a rather interesting development.

Westbrook has never had a signature shoe, but that's going to change very soon.

Now that the decade-long deal has been locked in, the process is underway to begin developing an on-court Westbrook signature.

Westbrook has been with Jordan Brand since 2013, when he signed a five-year deal with the division after previously being with Nike. The shoe is expected to undoubtedly highlight his flashy and unpredictable fashion lens - "unlike anything that Jordan Brand has done before" - according to an industry source. Westbrook has yet to receive an on-court player exclusive from Jordan Brand, so this is a first.

Westbrook, 28, is entering what could be the final year of his contract with the Thunder. Now, he'll be under contract through the 2025-2026 National Basketball Association season.

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