The hype just gets bigger and bigger.
Today, Bleacher Report published a very detailed report on the lucrative shoe deals Andrew Wiggins that await him when he leaves college. One source told Bleacher Report that Adidas is ready to give Wiggins a $180 million/10 year deal.
You can read the report, “Inside the Epic Race to Get Andrew Wiggins’ Sneaker Endorsement” here but here’s an excerpt from the article:
Three sources told Bleacher Report that Adidas has pegged Wiggins as their prime target—and they would be willing to open up the bank for him. Of course, no meetings or official offers can be made until Wiggins declares for the 2014 draft after his season at Kansas.
“(Adidas) is easily the front-runner, 100 percent,” said Rich Lopez, the publisher of the popular sneaker website KixandtheCity.com.
“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.”