Russell Westbrook Reportedly Agrees to a 10-Year Extension with Jordan Brand

Russell Westbrook Reportedly Agrees to a 10-Year Extension with Jordan Brand

Westbrook signed a five-year deal with Jordan in 2013 and his role has grown into being the face of the brand.

Russell Westbrook has signed a ten-year contract extension with Nike's Jordan Brand that will keep the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar with the shoe company until the 2025-26 National Basketball Association season.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had a record breaking year last season. Westbrook already an off-court lifestyle-geared signature shoe called the Westbrook 0.1 and Westbrook 0.2, which was met with lukewarm reception.

Russell Westbrook just became the first player to average a triple-double for a full season since Oscar Robertson did so in 1961-62, and the reigning MVP is about to be handsomely rewarded for doing so.

Jordan Brand will also be paying Westbrook retroactively for his performance during the 2016-2017 season, according to DePaula's report.

And while Westbrook has yet to sign his extension with the Thunder, this latest move could be a sign that he intends to dominate this league for many years to come.

Now that the decade-long deal has been locked in, the process is underway to begin developing an on-court Westbrook signature shoe. Just after agreeing to the extension, Westbrook and Jordan embarked on a multicity, rapid-fire tour of China, with Westbrook again supporting the newest Air Jordan model.

Because of the specter of Jordan himself, it's always been hard to get athletes to join Jordan Brand instead of Nike, its parent company. Even after Westbrook retires, he'll still be a part of the Jordan Brand family and will make appearances on behalf of JB and be involved in future sneaker campaigns. Foundation, which will aim to launch even more "reading rooms" and other educational and athletic initiatives for kids in Westbrook's two home states of Oklahoma City and Southern California.



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