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NEW YORK (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year.
The boxer is projected to make 90 million in 2013 according to Sports Illustrated's annual list released Wednesday. Miami Heat star LeBron James is a distant second at 56.5 million.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees vaults into the rankings at No. 3 at 47.8 million thanks to a new contract signed before last season. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is fourth at just under 47 million.
Tiger Woods is fifth with 40.8 million, his lowest spot since SI started the list in 2004. He was No. 1 through 2011.
The top 50 include 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players and eight football players, with no female athletes for the fifth consecutive year.
The estimates combine salary, winnings and endorsements.
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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.
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...
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When it comes to fan tribute tattoos to an athlete, it doesn’t get much more elaborate than this.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. shared this picture on his Instagram account on Tuesday, and it’s clear this fan went all out with the tattoo dedicated to the boxer. You have Floyd in the middle with a boxing glove on one hand and his championship belt hanging over his shoulder. What looks...
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...
Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KOs) is the fight fans want to see. Both boxers are undefeated and considered the best in their weight classes. Mayweather beat Robert Guerrero with ease in his fight two weeks ago, so fans want to see him step up the competition. So do his promoters and television partners.
Golden Boy Promotions said that arranging...
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?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Josie Harris apparently still have a pretty good relationship despite their tumultuous past.
Harris and Mayweather have three children together. A domestic violence incident between them in 2010 led to Mayweather being sentenced to jail for 90 days last year. Despite that charge and a nasty custody battle, the two are still intimate.
Harris told Yahoo!...