LeBron James becomes the all-time “Money Making King” of the NBA: James will make more money in his age 40 and 41 seasons than Michael Jordan made in his entire NBA career combined

LeBron James reaches historic milestone with contract extension
from Victor Barbosa, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James had already become the highest-earning player in NBA history when he inked a two-year, $97.1M contract extension with the team in 2022.

It was reported on Wednesday that LBJ has now agreed to a new two-year, $104M maximum contract with the Lakers, a deal that give the four-time MVP a significant edge over Michael Jordan in on-court career earnings.
StatMuse
@statmuse
LeBron James will make more money in his age 40 and 41 seasons than Michael Jordan made in his entire NBA career combined.

James’ new megadeal also pushes him past a monstrous milestone.
Tim Reynolds
@ByTimReynolds
LeBron James now is assured of being the first player in NBA history to cross the $500 million mark in on-court earnings.

He needed about $20 million to get there; he’ll make about $51 million this season.

Yet another milestone.

There are a host of reasons why King James has been able to rack up so much more money than M.J., despite the latter’s argument as the best player in NBA history.

Though the pair of all-timers’ careers missed overlapping by just one season, Jordan still played in a different era than James.

As each decade passes, NBA players, and professional athletes in general, are making more and more money. While the former No. 1 overall pick will possibly go down as the GOAT, there will almost certainly be a player perhaps in the not-too-distant future who passes James in career earnings.

For now, though, the 20-time All-Star remains “King.”

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