James Harden has officially left Nike for an adidas endorsement deal.
Many with insider knowledge of the sneaker industry know make mention to the “writing being on the wall” for some time now and count the decision by Nike to give a signature sneaker to Kyrie Irving (and allegedly Paul George) over him was the deciding factor.
That is not to say that Harden wasn’t shown a lot of Swoosh love, he was the face for three Nike silhouettes having appearing in advertisements as lead & having Player Edition colorways release. Why was that not enough for Harden?
Whatever the answer to that question, it shouldn’t go without mentioning that heatrocks that Mr. Fear The Beard wore in-game while a prominent member of the Nike Inc family. Which is why this feature lists the 13 (cause of his jersey number and all) best Nike sneakers worn throughout his NBA career.