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Report: Adidas ready to throw $180 million at Andrew Wiggins

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Air Langhi, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...-ready-to-throw-180-million-at-andrew-wiggins

    Lebron got about 90 million I think coming out of highschool. He is probably going to make more money than guys like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
     
  2. mr. 13 in 33

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    Thats amazing lol
     
  3. moose

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    He doesn't even have to step on the court till he's set for life.
     
  4. Ziggy

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    If I was him I'd ask which company was ready to make the offer today, I'd sign it, then I'd sit out the year or play overseas. Regardless of which route I took, I'd hire a great personal trainer and chef and get into the best shape of my life. There's almost no reason for him to play for free that isn't idiotic if this report is true. If the contract is on the table he has nothing to lose by signing it, only by playing.
     
  5. True Rocket

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    Imagin how much Kansas paid Wiggins to come in the first place
     
  6. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    i hate to say it, but if i was Ender.. i would sit out the season... thats way too much guarenteed money to risk injury for... Nerlens Noel says hi
     
  7. cheke64

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    Imagine if Royce White got a contract like that out of school
     
  8. BamBam

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    He deserves every penny of it, I mean , look what he's accomplished...:eek:...:rolleyes:
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    Doesn't matter what he has/has not accomplished. It's all about what Adidas projects as their additional cash flow due to his partnership with them. i.e Adidas will pay Wiggins $180 million over 10 years, but also might (hypothetically) bring in an additional $500 million over their 10 year sponsorship due to his likeness representing their brand.
     
  10. GanjaRocket

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    get ya paper booboo
     
  11. Do_Not_Be_Alarm

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    This but i suspect that Addidas is not ready to pay $180Mil today but much less....The $180 is probably for when he's eligable. They probably have a lower number (maybe half; i don't know) for him turning pro today and going oversees. Viewership is higher in america for NCAA vs Euro ball. That factors into building his brand.
     
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    And even if he one day had more kids than Shawn Kemp, they'd be set, too.
     
  13. TheRealist137

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    huh? Adidas isn't paying him 180 mil up front. They are paying him per year and it's a contract so he has to at least meet certain obligations, such as appearing in commercials etc. Also I'm sure that Wiggins needs to satisfy certain criteria in order to get all of the money, like making the all star team etc.
     
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    If I were him. I would accept right now. Make Nike and Addidas compete for him and just accept whoever offers the most at that moment.

    Screw college at that point. That kind of money. :eek:
     
  15. tinywang

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    lifes not fair!!!
     
  16. vstexas09

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    i hope he's a bust.
     
  17. FearTheBeardJH

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    I don't think he'll ever come close to Lebron or Durant. Maybe as good as Melo, but that's because he is great defensive prospect.

    His basketball atleticism isn't that elite, he can jump really high, but his first step is nothing special. Would Blake Griffin be different player if he jumped 90% as high? I think he'll struggle to beat people off the dribble and same goes for his outside shot. Wouldn't be suprised if he never becomes better scorer than Deng/Iggy. Probably wouldn't take him no. 1.
     
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    he goes to an adidas school so i wouldn't be surprised if he signed with adidas when he turns pro.

    most players tend to stick with the company of the respective school in which they played. this may have something to do with the influence of world wide wes!
     
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    why? he's a son of a former Rocket player who was wronged by the league.
     
  20. cebunit

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    Thats pretty harsh. Do you have any idea what it takes to get at his level?

    Such a pos comment.
     

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