Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James Becomes First Active NBA Player to Earn $1 Billion

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James Becomes First Active NBA Player to Earn $1 Billion

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James Becomes First Active NBA Player to Earn $1 Billion

It was reported just 2 weeks ago that Los Angeles Lakers’ centerpiece basketball player, LeBron James will likely claim the title of a billionaire by the end of the year. No one realized that the timetable was off by approximately 5 months as it is now being reported that King James has earned the title of first active NBA (National Basketball Association) player to actually earn 1 billion over the course of his still-growing career.

According to Sportico, with the opening weekend total of James’ “Space Jam: A New Legacy” movie (in which he produced and starred) coming in at $32 million, it places him in a very rare category, billionaire status.

James, who is still chasing the accomplished and arguably the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) professional basketball player, Michael Jordan, when it comes to NBA championship, James’ 4 versus Jordan’s 6, the Los Angeles Laker has achieved billionaire status as a current player, something Jordan wasn’t able to do.

James made sure his detractors and critics knew of the box office success of the continuation of his hero’s movie, the original “Space Jam.”

The comparisons between the two have been never-ending since James entered the league with the hype of having a comparable or even better career than Jordan.

Just last week, it was reported that the media and entertainment firm, SpringHill Co., which is led by James and his business partner, Maverick Carter, is in early talks with potential investors to possibly sell a piece of the property that has a valuation of up to $750 million.

The King, as he is referred to, is the NBA’s top-earning player for the seventh consecutive year, and that includes his off-court income, as the 2016-17 season was the only season of his professional basketball career, that James had the highest playing salary in the National Basketball Association.

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James Becomes First Active NBA Player to Earn $1 Billion

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