LeBron James Is the NBA’s First $1 Billion Man. He Won’t Be the Last

LeBron James Is the NBA’s First $1 Billion Man. He Won’t Be the Last

LeBron James Is the NBA’s First $1 Billion Man. He Won’t Be the Last - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later. - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later. - Oops!Something went wrong.Please try again later. Space Jam: A New Legacy opened this past weekend to tepid reviews—no different than the original 1996 cult classic—but moviegoers embraced the family-friendly fare. The movie’s star and producer, LeBron James, gloated a bit on Twitter after reports of a $32 million weekend at the box office. The project was seven years in the making for James, who put himself in position to be compared to Michael Jordan on screen after nearly two decades of endless comparisons on the court. James, 36, will be hard-pressed to beat MJ’s six NBA titles—he trails by two—but he already tops Jordan in another category—first NBA player to crack $1 billion in career earnings while still active. Jordan fell short of $1 billion during his playing career, even adjusted for inflation. Don’t shed a tear for MJ, though. His highest annual earnings have come in retirement, thanks to skyrocketing …
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