Lakers superstar and 4-time NBA champion LeBron James becomes the first-ever NBA player with a whopping $1 billion in career earnings.
LeBron James is widely considered to be one of the greatest basketball players of all time. Ever since Bron set foot on the hardwood, he instantly had an immediate impact. The LA Lakers even drew several GOAT comparisons to the legend Michael Jordan, pretty early on in his career.
In the basketball fraternity, King James has earned himself quite a distinguished resume – 17 All-Stars, 17 All-NBA, 4 NBA championships, 4 MVPs, 4 Final MVPs and will surely be enshrined in the Hall-Of-Fame once he decides to hang his boots.
However, Bron’s successes aren’t just restricted between the four lines. Off the court, LBJ is a successful businessman – on track to become a billionaire this year.
A philanthropist – funding his famous I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. Works for social justice, voting rights, even helps in fighting racism and a loving family man.
And recently, a report disclosed that King James is the first NBA player, while still active, with an incredible $1 billion in career earnings! Yes, you read that absolutely correct… $1 billion!
NBA Fans compare LeBron James to Michael Jordan after he reaches $1 billion in career earnings
As soon as LeBron James career earnings were disclosed, NBA Twitter erupted with all sorts of mixed reactions.
LeBron is the first NBA player to earn $1 billion in career earnings, @kbadenhausen
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 22, 2021
MJ did it with shoes though
— Jakeviousmingo (@jakeviousmingo) July 22, 2021
— cryptic incognito (@CrypticNoHoes) July 22, 2021
i don’t see jordan with this, he gambled all of his away
— RapTV (@rapptvcom) July 22, 2021
To do it while winning 0 real rings, impressive
— مُصعب (@MosabDLo) July 22, 2021
You can always trust NBA Twitter to come up with some impressively hot takes with their knee-jerk reactions. The race to respond with the most outrageous and eyebrow-raising reactions is another motivation that keeps the Tweeple engaged.