Nike, Adidas Expected To Have $180M Bidding War For Andrew Wiggins
NBA teams are lining up and tanking for the opportunity to draft Andrew Wiggins in next June’s NBA draft.
The moving and shaking to acquire Wiggins’ services doesn’t stop with just NBA teams either. According to Bleacher Report, expect Adidas and Nike to engage in a serious bidding war for Wiggins.
“From what I’m hearing, (Adidas) is really high on him,” an industry source said. “I’ve heard a range for sure, from like $140 to $180 million for like 10 years. That’s a big deal for a kid coming out of school because most rookie deals are probably like four years.”
“I’m hearing from people at Kansas that he’s got a $180 million offer supposedly coming from Adidas,” a source close to Wiggins’ inner circle said. “But I also heard that Nike is going to match anything.”
Wiggins wore Nike in high school, but Adidas will have plenty of opportunity to schmooze Wiggins, since Kansas is an Adidas school.