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5 Reasons Why LeBron James is the Most Powerful Player in Sports

Reasons Why LeBron James is the Most Powerful Player in Sports

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Cleveland fans are probably too happy for their own good. They got back the King and look set for the near future. Throughout the whole free agency process this summer, we have seen that LeBron James is the most powerful player in sports. Read on to see five reasons why.

5. Third Highest Paid Player in the World

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5. Third Highest Paid Player in the World

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According to forbes.com, LeBron James is the third highest paid player in the world. Sure, he’s not No. 1, but the man makes a boat load of money regardless. The only people ahead of him are Cristiano Ronaldo and Floyd Mayweather.

4. Lures Players Like No Other

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4. Lures Players Like No Other

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Some players reach out to other players in hopes of them joining their team. It doesn’t always work out. Well, that may be different for LeBron. He wants Kevin Love on the team. Understandable. The Cavaliers are willing to give up two players who were drafted No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft (Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett). Whether if you agree with that or not, everyone wants to play on LeBron's team.

3. Best Basketball Player in the World

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3. Best Basketball Player in the World

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Kevin Durant won the MVP this year. He deserved it, but LeBron is the best basketball player in the world. That is hard to argue when you look at what the King has done over the years. Not to mention, when you simply watch him play. Being the best player in the world gives you a lot of power to say the least.

2. Dominated 2014 NBA Free Agency

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2. Dominated 2014 NBA Free Agency

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There were some very, very good players on the free agency market this summer, but LeBron dominated the headlines, and the rumors. Heck, at one point people were even talking about his lawn.

1. The Decision

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1. The Decision

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Free agency for any sport usually draws a bunch of attention. However, James and ESPN took it a step further by having a special on “The Decision.” Who gets their own special on ESPN for the announcement of what team they are going to play for? LeBron, that’s who.