Under new Adidas deal, James Harden to stop wearing Air Jordans

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is enjoying his Air Jordan collection while he still can.
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Houston Rockets superstar James Harden is enjoying his Air Jordan collection while he still can. 

Harden, who signed a 13–year, $200 million deal with Adidas last month, was spotted wearing Air Jordans on Friday leaving a movie date with girlfriend Khloe Kardashian. Mark King, the president of Adidas North America, told ESPN’s Darren Rovell that Harden's days wearing his Jordans are numbered.

As part of his new deal, which officially begins on Oct. 1, he'll have to stop wearing Air Jordans—owned by Nike—in public.

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“That's part of the deal,” King told ESPN.  

Harden finished second in NBA MVP voting last season, though he did collect MVP honors at the inaugural NBA Players’ Awards. 

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