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According to SI.com Mayweather is on track to make $90 million this year and be the highest paid athlete in America for the 2nd straight year.
The crazy thing about it is the next highest paid LeBron James is scheduled to make $56.5 million in salary and endorsements. So, Mayweather is making more than $33 million than anyone else, just let that sink in for a minute. You might not agree with his opponents, his trash talk, his style a boxing or flashy style, but you can’t dispute his business sense.
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LeBron James is the second highest earner amongst professional athletes in the United States in 2013, finishing behind Floyd Mayweather.
James is projected to earn $56.5 million with $39 million in endorsements.
James is the first team-sport player in the top two on the list since Shaquille O’Neal in 2004.
LeBron James has often worn a padded sleeve on his right elbow since he first suffered an injury during the 2010 NBA playoffs.
James received an MRI on the elbow, but never discussed the extent of the injury.
James shot 11-for-35 over the final two games of the Cleveland Cavaliers' second round loss to the Boston Celtics, his final games with the franchise.
"My last year...
Does LeBron James’ arsenal of weapons on the hardwood include a mastery in the art of flopping? A lot of people say yes, especially the Chicago Bulls right now. In fact, head coach Tom Thibodeau was just fined $35K for saying the Heat were getting the calls and stating, ”I see how things are going, I watch very closely,” “We’re not going to get calls, that’s reality...
In response to Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau accusing LeBron James of flopping on the shove from Nazr Mohammed that sent the MVP down to the hardwood, James says that while he will do whatever it takes for his team to win, he is not a flopper and never has been.
According to NBA.com:
“I don’t need to flop,” James said. “I play an aggressive game. I don’t flop. I’ve never...
LeBron James’ tendency to act on the court during situations of contact was heavily debated over the past week.
James was shoved by Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed during Game 3 of the Miami Heat-Chicago series and seemed to sell how forcefully he was pushed. Nate Robinson and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said they felt James flopped on the play. After being scrutinized, James responded...
If you looked at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA seasons in a vacuum, you’d swear on your life that LeBron James was the greatest basketball player and leader the game has seen since the days of Michael Jordan and the Miami Heat the most formidable collection of talent since the dynastic teams of the 1970s [...]The post The Reorganization Of The Miami Heat’s Big 3 appeared first...
LeBron James is the best basketball player in the world, but that doesn’t necessarily prove that his team is the greatest, too.
The Miami Heat haven’t sewn up their title defense quite yet, despite holding a commanding series lead against Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls. The Heat’s next test will be a tougher one, and one that should provide many more interesting storylines...
Andrew Wiggins is widely considered one of the best high school basketball players we have seen since LeBron James, so you can imagine there were plenty of anxious folks waiting to hear where he would be attending college. Andrew made his announcement on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. pst that he will be playing ball next year for Kansas University.
As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter...
LeBron James and Memphis guard Tony Allen headline the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The league announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting, while the Miami Heat star had 52. Each player had 25 first-team votes from the NBA's 30 head coaches.
''We pride ourselves on defense here,'' said James. ''I'm one of the catalysts, as far as...
A lot of comparisons to LeBron James and that is a big burden to carry on your back.
We will see if Wiggins lives up to the hype.
Announcement at 12:09 pm that he will be going to Kansas with Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 14, 2013
What happened: The Miami Heat have taken a 3-1 lead over the Chicago Bulls with an 88-65 win Monday at Chicago in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Bulls have run out of gas with injured players Derrick Rose, Kirk Hinrich and Luol Deng having been out all series.
It seems unlikely that the Bulls have enough energy left to win another game in this series.
In a bit of a surprise the number one basketball player in the country Andrew Wiggins is headed to Kansas to play his college basketball. Most experts thought Wiggins was headed to Florida State, where both of his parents went to school. The other two schools that were finalists for Wiggins were Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins is a 6’8” small forward with freakish athletic...
Five-star phenom Andrew Wiggins committed to Kansas yesterday and has been called the most dominant high school player since LeBron James. The 6’7” superstar was on Syracuse’s radar last fall, but the Orange never even offered a scholarship to the Huntington Prep small forward. Why didn’t Jim Boeheim didn’t make a hard push at the nation’s top hoops recruit?
Sports Illustrated released its annual list of the highest-earning athletes with Floyd Mayweather No. 1 for the second-straight year and included in the top 10 are NBA players LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Derrick Rose.
The Top 10 highest-earning US-based athletes (salary + endorsements):
1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. — $90 million
2. LeBron James — $56.5 million
3. Drew Brees —...
The NBA’s All-Defensive Team was announced yesterday, rewarding LeBron James, Chris Paul, Tyson Chandler, Joakim Noah and Tony Allen as standout floor-slappers (Allen led the voting). Notice anyone missing? How bout the league’s Defensive POY? Marc Gasol was left on the 2nd team. Raising the question…..um, what?
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