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I have previously purposed the idea that, despite his colossal contract, LeBron James is the most underpaid player in the NBA, and maybe all of professional sports. Taking into account both on and off court impact, I can’t think of another individual in sports who affects a franchise as much as LeBron, and apparently I am not the only one.Recently the people over at CableTVblog.com complied an excellent infographic that illustrates LeBron’s impact on a team and provides proof that he is underpaid. Some important points to take away from the image:LeBron James is the 13th highest paid player in the NBA. Players ahead of him include Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Roy, and Elton Brand.The year after gaining LeBron, the Miami Heat saw a 99% increase in their local TV ratings on Sun Sports Network.From 2010 (Before The Decision) to 2012 (After The Decision), the franchise value of the Miami Heat increased by $93 million (from $364 million to $457 million), while the Cle...
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No one will argue that LeBron James is underpaid, however the NBA has its rules and players are forced to live with them. ‘Bron pulls in a $16 million dollar salary which makes him the 13th highest paid player in the NBA, but the below facts will just solidify that he deserves more money. LeBron is grossly underpaid. However, we do believe that LeBron should refrain from stating...
Early in the weekend the 'news' broke that LeBron James would be named the NBA MVP for the fourth time on Sunday. Shocker right? Tell us something that we don't know!
What we didn't know was whether he would make history by becoming the first player to win the award by a unanimous vote. Well--we now know that answer (and secretly Shaq is smiling).
MIAMI (AP) --LeBron James is the overwhelming choice as the NBA's Most Valuable Player.
The Miami Heat star took 120 of 121 first-place votes in this year's balloting, giving him the award for the fourth time. Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant finished second and the New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony was third.
James' selection was not unanimous, despite plenty of suggestions...
For the fourth time in his career, LeBron James will be crowned the NBA’s Most Valuable Player according to a report from Michael Wallace of ESPN. LeBron will receive the award on Sunday, the day before the Heat are set to begin round two of the playoffs. This season has seen King James evolve his game to another level that hasn’t been seen in the NBA before.
LeBron led the...
LeBron James is quickly approaching a club that not many athletes will have membership to. ESPN.com is reporting that James will be named NBA MVP for the second straight season, and his fourth career MVP overall.
James will join Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain with at least four MVP awards.
“He’s earned it,” Heat coach Erik...
Researching NBA salaries and found that LeBron James is the most underpaid athlete in the NBA. Here are some of the more powerful statistics we’ve found: LeBron James is the 13th highest paid player in the NBA. Players ahead of him include Gilbert Arenas, Brandon Roy, and Elton Brand.
The year after gaining LeBron James, the Miami Heat saw a 99% increase in the their local TV ratings...
Miami Heat forward LeBron James will soon be presented with his fourth MVP award. Joining Bill Russell as the only players in NBA history to win the award 4 times in 5 seasons. So when asked about his legacy and what the fourth MVP will mean to him, LeBron was open and honest about the [...]
LeBron James was officially awarded the 2012-13 NBA Most Valuable Player award on Sunday, earning the honor for the second consecutive year and the fourth time in five seasons.
The only other player to win the award in four of five seasons is Bill Russell (1961, 62, 63, 65), and the only other players to win at least four regular-season MVPs are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael...
MIAMI (AP) -- The writer who did not choose LeBron James of the Miami Heat as the NBA's Most Valuable Player believes Carmelo Anthony "meant more to his team" this season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe says Anthony made the New York Knicks relevant again by leading them to their first division title in nearly two decades. Washburn's explanation was published...
LeBron James will win the 2013 NBA Most Valuable Player award, according to a source.
James also won the NBA's top individual award in 2009, 2010 and 2012.
Wilt Chamberlain is also a four-time winner, while Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won it six times and both Michael Jordan and Bill Russell won it on five separate occasions.
There's little reason to pity four-time NBA MVP LeBron James - his life is going pretty darn good right now. But the fact of the matter is that the King of the NBA is vastly underpaid. Proof:
On Sunday, Miami Heat star LeBron James will be formally named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the fourth time, reports Michael Wallace of ESPN.com. For the second straight season and fourth time, James has been voted the league’s