Russell Westbrook Signed The Most Lucrative Deal Ever For A Jordan Brand Athlete

Russell Westbrook Signed The Most Lucrative Deal Ever For A Jordan Brand Athlete

This is part of the MVP's 10-year extension with the company.

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It's safe to say that Russell Westbrook has been having the time of his life over these past few months. In May, the Oklahoma City Thunder's All-Star point guard and his wife, Nina, welcomed their son, Noah, who is the spitting image of his daddy. A month later, Westbrook was crowned the NBA's MVP after averaging a triple-double for the 2016-17 season.

And now, ESPN is reporting that Westbrook has signed a 10-year extension with Nike's Jordan Brand. And get this — although the exact dollar value hasn't been disclosed, it's the most lucrative endorsement deal ever for a Jordan athlete.

Well deserved considering Westbrook became only the second player in NBA history to average a triple-double across a season, putting up 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists per game.

The extension will take the 28-year-old Westbrook through the 2025-26 NBA season.

While all of this is more than enough to put a smile on the NBA superstar's face, Westbrook is currently busy with another passion — New York Fashion Week.

Westbrook appeared on Good Morning America today to discuss his love for fashion and his fashion book, Style Drivers.

-GMA- @goodmorningamerica #nyfw #fashionweek #whynot #fashionking

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