James Harden Air Jordan
via TMZ

by Brendan Dunne

James Harden is going to have to stop wearing Jordans when his adidas deal officially starts on Oct. 1.

That's what the president of adidas North America Mark King told ESPN, saying, "That's part of the deal."

A big part of Harden's appeal to adidas was his influence in the lifestyle realm, and King says that he'll be expected to wear adidas' lifestyle models when he's not on the court.

This comes after Harden was spotted by TMZ this week wearing Air Jordan 5s, as seen in the photo above.