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 Nike snatches NBA talent away from Adidas
Sports-business | 13.06.2016

College star Ben Simmons with contract worth millions

Nike snatches NBA talent away from Adidas

Nike snatches NBA talent away from Adidas. Ben Simmons took the plunge into the NBA after only one year at college.
Ben Simmons took the plunge into the NBA after only one year at college.
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The U.S. sporting goods manufacturer Nike has put its German competitor Adidas in its place in the competition for a lucrative outfitter deal.

Both companies wanted to sign the future NBA player Ben Simmons with a shoe deal; in the end, the college star of the BasketballTeam LSU Tigers decided for Nike.

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The 19-year-old, who has not yet completed a single game in the NBA, signed a five-year contract with Nike. Very differing figures about the amount of the financial framework are currently circulating. The allegations differ between 7.5 million and 16 million dollars; Nike and Simmons are keeping the details to themselves.

Get all the news about the company Adidas here.

The Australian thereby follows another NBA top pick, because LeBron James, the superstar of the Cleveland Cavaliers, once also spurned Adidas’s offer. Simmons’ decision is allegedly also closely linked to the person of LeBron James as both are advised by the agency Klutch Sports.

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