King James is more than an on-court persona. LeBron’s nickname extends past the court and points to his impressive financial game. Becoming a million-dollar earner isn’t as common as one would assume. Take LeBron for instance, he’s set to become the NBA’s very first billion-dollar earner. LeBron’s investment portfolio is vast and has proven to be lucrative for the NBA star. We outlined the best money moves King James has made over his basketball career, and this year he’s set to break records outside of the playoffs.
What makes this an outstanding achievement is the obvious, the NBA was forced into a bubble like many sporting codes all around the world. Covid-19 made sure no one was safe from a financial hit, the NBA was forced to play matches behind closed doors, no attendance and limited staff meant the NBA entered a difficult situation like many across the globe. Amid the world outbreaks and job cuts, LeBron James will become the NBA’s first billion dollar man.
While LeBron has missed the playoffs, his off-court activities have kept the NBA legend in the spotlight. With the highly-anticipated film Space Jame releasing this month, and King James’ production company churning out content surrounding the launch of the film and various other features, James has been active off the court.
The Forbes list placed LeBron James amongst the top earners in 2021, the LA Laker’s star makes $31.4 million USD per year, and north of $64 million per year from endorsements and his lucrative investment portfolio.