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

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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