LeBron James Signs Huge Contract, Surpasses Michael Jordan's NBA Earnings

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

LeBron James has done it again. On Wednesday, he signed a two-year, $104 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. This deal means that by the time he's 42, LeBron will have made more money from playing in the NBA than Michael Jordan did in his entire 16-year career.

LeBron and Jordan are often seen as the top two players in NBA history. Jordan is famous for his higher scoring average, more MVP awards, a Defensive Player of the Year award, and six championships.

However, LeBron's long career helps him stay in the conversation. He's about to start his 22nd season and shows no signs of stopping. Last year, he averaged 25.7 points, 8.3 assists, and 7.3 rebounds per game.

Photo: Instagram/LeBron James

While Jordan might still be the favorite for older fans, it's hard to ignore LeBron's achievements. He has four championships, is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, and will soon play alongside his son, Bronny James, who was drafted by the Lakers last week.

LeBron is also the first NBA player to earn over $500 million from playing basketball. Jordan made less from playing but earned a lot from endorsements with companies like Nike, McDonald's, and Gatorade.


While money might not settle the debate over who is the greatest of all time, it certainly adds an interesting angle to the discussion.


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