3 Career Lessons From Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant (#35) of the Oklahoma City Thunder backs up to the basket against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Arena on May 31, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Richard Rowe?NBAE/Getty Images On his way to signing a blockbuster deal with Nike, Kevin Durant faced some of the same decisions as anyone weighing compensation offers. Here’s what you can learn from his choice.

On Sunday, Kevin Durant celebrated Labor Day weekend by signing a monster endorsement deal with Nike. Various news outlets report the contract could be worth anywhere from $265 million to $300 million over the next decade, and may span 20 years. That?s a lot of money, but Durant could very well be worth it. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Oklahoma City Thunder star?s shoes are a top seller for Nike, second only to four-time MVP LeBron James?s own line of footwear.

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