Klay Thompson's new shoe deal is reportedly worth $80M.
There's a good reason why Klay Thompson was dancing a fool at a nightclub in China earlier this week.
According to Nick DePaula, the 2x NBA champ has signed a 10-year extension that could be worth up to $80 million with Chinese sportswear brand Anta. The new deal, which runs through 2026 includes various incentives as part of the agreement, and dwarfs the $3 million annually he was receiving from Anta.
"I didn't know much about Anta," Thompson said. "One of my agent's clients, Rajon [Rondo], was with them, and he said this brand had incredible potential and that the Chinese market, as well, was something that I could really dive into."
Thompson's new deal, which averages $8 million per year, puts him tied for ninth among the NBA's richest shoe deals, along with Kyrie Irving's Nike contract and Dwyane Wade, who has a deal with another Chinese-based brand, Li-Ning.