NBA Dumps Adidas, NIKE to be New Uniform Supplier
I feel sorry for whoever has to break this to Kanye. The NBA and NIKE have announced a partnership for the apparel maker to supply the association with jerseys starting in –YEAR–
BREAKING: Nike and NBA to announce new 8-year deal to become official uniform of NBA. Will start in 2017-18. Adidas is out.
Unlike Reebok & adidas, Nike logo will appear on NBA uniforms when new uniform deal starts in 2017-18.
Judging by reaction of relief by NBA fans about Nike replacing adidas, adidas has a long, long way to go to establish credibility in the US
8-year deal between Nike & NBA that makes Nike official uniform supplier is worth approximately $1 billion.
Nike will pay NBA about $125M a year for official uniform supplier deal, which is a 245% increase from what adidas paid for previous deal.
SOURCE: @darrenrovell on Twitter
Hopefully this marks the end of those horrid Christmas jerseys and sleeved jerseys. It will be every interesting to see what NIKE cooks up for the NBA.
Another nail in the Adidas coffin….