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KEVIN DURANT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thunders’ Kevin Durant Agrees To $300 million Nike Deal; Roc Nation Shines

Sometimes it helps to have early entry into a market. Likely because Nike has been the big dog in the shoe market for years, Kevin Durant likes the company. He signed with them for less money last time around, via Pro Basketball Talk. This time, he didn’t have to settle for less. He’s sticking with Nike and he’s getting more than he could have with Under Armour. He agreed...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant reaches megadeal to stay with Nike

Darren Rovell and ESPN.com is reporting that Nike believes they will be able to keep Kevin Durant in tow after Nike has countered Under Armour’s offer. Looks like they will keep Kevin Durant. Story coming from @ESPNSteinLine and I. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) August 31, 2014 According to the report, Nike officials told Durant and his team at Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports...
Via Thacover2
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Writers discuss Kevin Durant's Under Armour vs. Nike choice

$265 million. $285 million. Two dollar amounts that represent the range that Under Armour is willing to pay as it tries to acquire the 2014 NBA MVP  in Kevin Durant as its pitchman. This sponsorship deal could prove to be one of the largest ever signed, and it would give the Maryland-based company an in-state export to lay […] The post Under Armour Vs. Nike: 11 Of Your Favorite...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kevin Durant Deal Too Big For Under Armor’s Shoes?

  Nike could match Under Armor’s deal, but should they? — Mandatory Image: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Under Armor has less than a one percent market share in the basketball shoe market yet it will spend an estimated 10 percent of its marketing budget on a 10-year, $250 million sponsorship deal with Kevin Durant. A deal of this size is unprecedented. According to USA Today, it would...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Leaving NIKE: “I Don’t Know Nothing About That” (Video)

I am sure he knows a little bit about it. It was sort of smooth how the TMZ guy tried to trick Durant into answering the NIKE question. He started off with some softball questions about his movie career and then BAM sprung the NIKE question on him. It caught KD a little by surprise which is why he lied as opposed to saying no comment. Under Armour has offered him a $285 million deal...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Durant thought Steph Curry was white when they met

Hearing stories from the past can be fun, especially when professional athletes are speaking about their childhoods. During Tuesday’s NBA 2K Uncensored event, Kevin Durant revealed something pretty hilarious that was going through his mind the first time he met Stephen Curry. Keep in mind that Durant was only 10 years old at the time. Durant’s little story had Curry, James Harden...
Via The Sideline
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Armour offer to Durant reportedly worth up to $285M

TweetAthletic apparel company Under Armour has made NBA MVP Kevin Durant quite a substantial endorsement offer, per a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Durant’s representation Roc Nation Sports informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com. The deal includes Under Armour...
Via Los That Sports Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay-Z to blame for Kevin Durant quitting Team USA?

Kevin Durant pulled out of Team USA two weeks ago much to the shock of USA Basketball coaches, players and executives. Durant cited mental and physical fatigue as his reason for quitting the team during the middle of training camp, only weeks away from the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. “After going through […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors fined $25K after Drake recruits Durant at concert

Drake has to remember he is part of the Raptors organization now, so he can’t be tampering with potential future free agents. In the video above you see Drake trying to convince Kevin Durant that Toronto is a place he should consider. According to ESPN, when the NBA saw the video they fined the Raptors $25k. Drake should just stick to trying to recruit Skylar Diggins, since her...
Via BlackSportsOnline
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant issues statement, withdraws from FIBA World Cup

News is breaking on Thursday that Oklahoma City Thunder forward and reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has withdrawn from Team USA’s FIBA World Cup team. Apparently Durant contacted head coach Mike Krzyzewski Thursday afternoon and told him he was physically and mentally drained from the season and needed a break. The 25-year-old was one of the cornerstones of the team and will leave...
Via Rumors and Rants
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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