Kobe, adidas part ways after six years
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and adidas announced jointly on Monday that they have ended their six-year relationship, freeing the NBA star to explore a new footwear and apparel deal. Adidas could have exercised a two-year extension on Bryant's contract this summer.
"We had two different views on what we should do," Sonny Vaccaro, adidas' director of basketball, told ESPN.com. "Kobe is Kobe and adidas basketball is adidas basketball and we just felt we couldn't answer each others' ...
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