Being one of the highest paid athletes in the world just simply might not be enough for LeBron James. The Miami Heat superstar and top player in the NBA was asked about Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera recently and his record contract extension. James’ answer was a bit surprising.
When you think of the highest-paid athletes in the world, James has to come to mind. He did sign a six-year, $109.8 million contract with the Heat in 2010 and he will likely never have to worry about money for the rest of his life. Heck, he will likely get an even bigger contract when he becomes a free agent soon.
However, that might not be enough to keep James from being jealous of Cabrera’s $300 million payday.
“I wish we didn’t have a salary cap. He’s the best player in baseball, and the best players in each sport should be rewarded … It’d be nice to sign a 10-year deal worth $300 million.”
Sure, LeBron is arguably a better player to his sport than Cabrera is, but baseball contracts have been elevated because, well, there is no salary cap.
For LeBron to say this makes me think that he will be asking for far more money this offseason if he decides to exercise his option. Hey, LeBron, you make about $20 million a year on top of all the endorsement money you earn. Forbes lists James as the fourth-highest paid athlete in sports and he’s openly jealous of Cabrera?
Don’t worry, LeBron, your big extension or new contract is coming.
Athletes these days.
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