Jan 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) looks over at Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James thrilled that Kevin Durant signed with Nike

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It looked Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, and reigning league MVP, was headed to Under Armour after they extended an offer some where between $265 million and $285 million. Nike stepped up to the plate to match the offer.

Originally Nike had offered Durant somewhere in the range of $20 million a year, as his seven-year deal that guaranteed Durant $60 million was set to expire. After Under Armour’s offer, the pressure was on and forced Nike’s hand.

Durant’s on-court rival LeBron James, who just returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers this year after a four-year stint with the Miami Heat, approves of the deal and is thrilled to have him with Nike. James sent Durant a congratulatory Tweet:

Durant is also thrilled:

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