Deal might dwarf Nike's $90M pact with LeBron
By Ric Bucher
ESPN The Magazine
This is one situation where Kobe Bryant won't mind being compared with Michael Jordan.
The Lakers star is set to end his seven-year association with adidas and sign with rival Nike in a deal that is believed to be in line with Jordan's ownership stake that includes his own line of shoes and apparel.
Financial terms of the deal are not available at this time.
Bryant has been in Beaverton, Oregon, for the last 48 hours working on the deal, which is expected to be announced shortly. Nike has been working to craft the deal in such a way that it supercedes, at least in appearance, the $90 million contract signed by LeBron James last month.