James Harden

James Harden's move from Nike to Adidas has created all sorts of drama. Even after signing a 13-year, $200 million deal with Adidas in August, Harden was still seen partying with Air Jordan sneakers in September. Harden's Adidas deal was not scheduled to start until Oct. 1, which gave him leeway with Nike. Adidas would have preferred Harden to stop wearing Nikes in this lame-duck period, but instead, he created controversy.

On Oct. 1, Adidas sent a red and white vehicle-- Rockets colors -- to Harden's Houston residence with a literal truck load of sneakers.

The wait is over!!!!… Lets go! @adidashoops #teamadidas

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Hmmm ... did the truck add "THE WAIT IS OVER" after all this Nike controversy went down?

#Swag! #TeamAdidas

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Well, life is good for Harden. Assuming it brought the right size, Adidas just gave him footwear for life. That is a nice addition to the $200 million it is giving him in the next decade-plus.

Adidas PR rep Michael Ehrlich captured Harden's special day from the company's viewpoint:

If there was any bad blood lingering between Harden and Adidas from the September flap, it looks like that is kicked aside.

Something that has been missed in all of this: Adidas' biggest celebrity name may be Kanye West, who does not even play basketball, but has his own Yeezy Boost line with Adidas. West is married to Kim Kardashian West. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, is dating Harden. So Adidas is becoming a Kardashian-West-Harden family affair.

With names like West, Harden, Andrew Wiggins and Damian Lillard, Adidas is holding its own in the business. Despite success from rising competitor Under Armour, in an interview this week, Nike chairman Phil Knight called Adidas "the next-biggest" rival to his company and said, "they've got a lot of money to spend and they have a lot of capability."

But Under Armour surpassed Adidas as No. 2 in U.S. sales earlier in 2015.

Harden and the Rockets open the preseason at the Grizzlies on Tuesday. Harden averaged 27.4 points, 7.0 assists and 5.7 rebounds in 2014-15, good for second in MVP voting behind Stephen Curry.

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