Kristaps Porzingis, a Latvian player in the National Basketball Association (NBA), is reportedly negotiating a record-breaking deal with Adidas. The Vertical reported last week that the player for the New York Knicks was negotiating a contract worth between $3 million and $6 million per year, depending on bonus payments. Nike apparently has a chance to match the offer, after Porzingis signed a four-year deal with Nike back in 2012. Porzingis is only 21 years old and on his rookie contract. The New York Daily News writes that Porzingis is among few European players that have strong appeal in the U.S.: His name was the fourth highest-selling jersey in the NBA in his first season, behind Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Adidas has been stepping up efforts to contract individual players as Nike is preparing to take over from the three stripes as the NBA's official uniform outfitter in the 2017/18 season.

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