LeBron James is the best player in his sport. He makes a ton of money in endorsements. He is making $19M for this season.
He’s an international icon. He’s a millionaire. He’s on top of the world. Yet when he found out about Miguel Cabrera’s big new contract, James got jelly.
LeBron James says he was amazed and a little jealous when he heard Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera signed a contract Friday that guarantees him $292 million over the next 10 years.
“I said ‘wow,’ ” James said before the Miami Heat played the Detroit Pistons on Friday. “I wish we (the NBA) didn’t have a salary cap.” …
“He’s the best player in baseball, and the best players in each sport should be rewarded,” James said. “It’d be nice to sign a 10-year deal worth $300 million.”
So let me get this straight. The millionaire LeBron James wishes the NBA didn’t have a salary cap so he can make more millions of dollars? Look at his earnings from 2013. Plenty.
James is already set for life with his finances. He will accumulate more money many years down the line. Yet he’s jealous that a guy in a different sport has the opportunity to make more money than he does?
I am not rich so I don’t understand how rich people think. But the NBA system isn’t even bad and a salary cap I think is good for sports. But when a super rich man complains that he doesn’t have enough money, it’s just pathetic.
He wishes he could sign a mega deal and get paid ridiculous amounts of money. Apparently already making seven-figures this year (and making much more in the future) isn’t satisfactory for him.
Enroll him into the jelly school.
With all his talk about giving back to the community he is still just another sports player that is in it for the cash and hypocritical when it comes to the meaning of community. Lebron gives 1/2 of 1 percent of his earnings, significantly less than even McDonalds gives to Rainbow Babies Hospitals each year, and then he cries and complains about salary caps and wishing he had 300 million. Well go play the Powerball lottery and try to not forget (once again) where you came from and how the poor families and fans support your bloated salary. Yes, the poor who scrape together just enough cash to buy tickets and maybe one hot dog at one of your games so they can take their child to see the “star” in action, although usually in the nosebleed section where not a single player can be visually recognized from the other due to the distance away. Your a great basketball player and you worked hard to be one, however, you are just another greedy sports figure that will likely end up poor, broke, and forgotten like most do when people eventually look honestly at what you gripe about and what little you actually do to better the world around you. $1,000 can change a life, 10,000 can change a family, 100,000 can change a small community, and so on and so on. How about purchasing police cars or fire trucks for a city in need, rehab an abandoned building into nice apartments, or hell, repave a road and get it named after yourself if that’s what you need. The communities need people willing to help and to not see their sports idols whine about needing 9 figure salaries.