That’s Baller: LeBron James Named Second Highest Paid Athlete in Sports

NBA Baller LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers has been named the second highest-paid player in sports, right behind Cristiano Ronaldo.

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According to Spotrac data, James has earned $234 million from 15 seasons in the NBA and his endorsement deals.

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In his rookie season as a 19-year-old, James made $4 million. For this current season, his salary is reportedly more than $33 million.

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James is currently under a three-season contract that is reportedly worth $100 million. For next season, he could opt out of his contract, leaving behind a $35.6 million salary.

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While he is definitely earning money on the court, James is also earning his coins off the court. Forbes reports that a lot of James’ wealth comes from his endorsement deals. With a lifetime deal with #Nike that is worth over $1 billion and other endorsements from the likes of #CocaCola, #Verizon, and #Beats by Dre, James is definitely keeping his money bag filled.

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