LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has broken a lot of NBA records during his time in the league.
And he has also made a ton of money.
HoopsHype shared a video on Twitter that shows the highest-paid small forwards over the years, starting in 1992 and reaching the present day.
While Scottie Pippen was the first to reach $100 million and Carmelo Anthony was the first to reach $200 million, it was James who was the first to breach $300 and $400 million.
But for his teams, that amount is still a steal.
The highest-paid small forwards through the years 💰
First to $100 million: Scottie Pippen
First to $200 million: Carmelo Anthony
First to $300 million: You know who pic.twitter.com/MUmzc7KFwn
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) August 3, 2023
This list is filled with some of the biggest and most impactful small forwards of all time, such as Grant Hill, Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose, Kevin Durant, and others.
But it’s James who once again takes the cake and secures the most cash.
While someone’s paycheck doesn’t necessarily correspond with their talent, there is definitely a connection here.
Throughout the years, James has won four championships and acquired numerous honors.
He is still one of the few NBA stars to win a championship with every team he’s played for (even though he didn’t technically do it with his first run in Cleveland).
But he’s not getting paid well just because of that.
James has become a household name and is linked to many companies and products.
Not since Michael Jordan has one name been so synonymous with basketball.
However, his days of making so much money are coming to an end as his career begins to wind down.
And all records are made to be broken.
That means that someday in the not-too-distant future, this list will be revamped with new names and the first player to reach $500 million.
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