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James Harden signs deal with Adidas

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Goodbye Nike, hello Adidas.

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The deal appears done. James Harden will be rocking Adidas this upcoming season, switching from Nike.

The deal is reportedly worth $200 million dollars over 13 years. Nike had a week to match it, but declined to do so. The Rockets will pay Harden an average of $16.78 million during the final three years of his deal, while Adidas will pay him $15.38 million annually.

ESPN's Darren Rovell is reporting Harden will be getting his own signature shoe and apparel line -- a major move in a league where everyone has their own logo on their shoes but not necessarily their own signature shoe.

Harden joins Derrick Rose, John Wall and Damian Lillard on team Adidas. Adidas struggled to hold Nike and Under Armour at bay the past few years, with their star athletes unable to healthy or relevant on a national stage. Harden is the kind of star Adidas has been looking for, as Adidas gives away to Nike as the NBA apparel provider starting the 2016-17 season.

Harden joins Adidas as long-time team Adidas member, Dwight Howard, heads to Peak this offseason. Harden's alma mater Arizona State also switched from Nike to Adidas this offseason.

There isn't much more to say, time to blast the Run DMC: