LeBron James Career Earnings Will Surpass $1 Billion Thanks To Lakers

LeBron James is set to become the first active basketball player to surpass the $1bn mark.

The Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday that James agreed to a four-year, $154 million deal to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to ESPN business expert Darren Rovell(and George Mills of Express.com), this contract will make him “hit $1bn in career earnings in his next deal, about 65 % of which will come from endorsements.”

So no matter how you feel about James moving to LA, this ultimately was a smart business move for him and his family.

Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.