Russell Westbrook Signs Biggest Deal in Jordan History

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Perhaps the most intriguing development is that Russell Westbrook will finally receive his own on-court performance signature shoe. Still, this investment in Russell Westbrook looks to a massive one, even before we know financial details of what it will resemble - DePaula reported that "Westbrook has been positioned as the face of the brand".

In addition to the money & upcoming shoes, the new deal also includes an annual donation by Team Jordan to Westbrook's "Why Not?"

It's also going to fetch him an undisclosed handsome sum, the most lucrative total endorsement deal ever for a Jordan Brand athlete, according to ESPN. Westbrook already an off-court lifestyle-geared signature shoe called the Westbrook 0.1 and Westbrook 0.2, which was met with lukewarm reception.

Westbrook recently embarked on a multicity tour of China, with Westbrook again supporting the newest Air Jordan model: the Air Jordan 32.

Was this a good move by Jordan Brand. The Adidas guys - Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose and Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard - make $14 million, $11 million and $10 million, respectively.

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.

This past season, the 6-foot-3 star not only led a retooled OKC roster to the postseason after Durant's departure, but did so while averaging a triple-double - 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists - a first in the National Basketball Association since Oscar Robertson's feat in 1962. At the same time, he became the franchise point guard for the Thunder.

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