According to The Vertical, Wall rejected an offer from Adidas that would pay him $7.5 million a year, because he wanted “Harden money.”
Harden had signed a lucrative 13-year $200 million deal with the shoe company, which has apparently lead to this:
James Harden with the gepetto boot 3s pic.twitter.com/A3sfJha8en
— Wave Bari (@stackztootrill) August 24, 2016
Wall fired his agent, Dan Fegan, a few months later and hired Rich Paul.
The 6-foot-4 Kentucky product suffers from a combination of poor timing and bad representation.
Wall signed his contract before the new CBA, which has made his $80 million look like nothing compared to the contracts that are being dealt out.
All his points about why he should be better compensated are legitimate, but his team's lack of relevance and the poor viewership of the Wizards in networks nationwide renders the shoe company uninterested in signing him for more money.