The ongoing debate about who had the better gambling career between LeBron James and Michael Jordan may never end, but one thing that cannot be debated is who had the better financial gambling career.
According to Sportico, LeBron has made $ 330 million in player salaries since it was drafted in 2003. In addition, he made a massive $ 700 million through advertising, merchandise, licensing, and media. His recommendations at AT&T, Beats, Blaze Pizza, GMC, PepsiCo, Rimowa, and Walmart alone bring in over $ 100 million annually. And we can’t skip his partnership with Nike, with whom he signed a lifelong deal in 2016 that alone brings in $ 30 million annually.
Not only is LeBron the first player in NBA history to achieve this financial milestone while playing, but he is also the sixth athlete in the world to achieve this mark. LeBron is on an exclusive list that includes Tiger Woods, Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Roger Federer.
Kevin Durant is the next NBA player behind LBJ with a career profit of $ 580 million, and behind him is Stephen Curry with $ 430 million.
Another debate between LBJ and MJ is who had the better Space Jam movie. LeBron lovers will support the new version while Jordan lovers will stand up for the 1996 version, but another thing that you can’t argue about is who broke the bank.
Since its publication,“Space Jam: A New Legacy”Raised $ 31 million at the box office, equivalent to roughly 3.4 million tickets sold while the original ‘Space Jam ‘debuted at $ 27.5 million gross, which would have been equivalent to roughly 6.2 million tickets sold.
Are you surprised that LeBron James becomes the first player to earn a billion dollars in career income?