Players like Jordan and James are so rare that it can be risky to compare them with anyone. Still, one reasonably useful benchmark is to evaluate players who, like James and Jordan, had won at least one Most Valuable Player award and at least one N.B.A. title as of their age-28 season, meaning that they had achieved the pinnacle of both individual and team success.
By count, there were 13 such players before James. On average, they won about two additional championships (more precisely, an average of 1.9) after their age-28 season. So a reasonable over-under line for James might be two more N.B.A. titles, or four total. Read More
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the highest-earning athlete in American sports for the second straight year.
The boxer is projected to make $90 million in 2013 according to Sports Illustrated’s annual list released Wednesday. Miami Heat star LeBron James is a distant second at $56.5 million.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees vaults into the rankings at No. 3 at $47.8 million thanks to a new contract signed before last season. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is fourth at just under $47 million.
Tiger Woods is fifth with $40.8 million, his lowest spot since SI started the list in 2004. He was No. 1 through 2011.
The top 50 include 25 baseball players, 13 basketball players and eight football players, with no female athletes for the fifth consecutive year.
The estimates combine salary, winnings and endorsements. Checkout top 10 list of earning athletes after the jump. Read More
“Please LeBron, get in the dunk contest. I’m going to put up a million dollars. A million dollars to LeBron. Please get in the dunk contest. I go every year. I want to see you out there. A million to the winner,” Johnson said on ESPN Friday.
Lebron James has collaborated with ESPN and Marvel Comic Books, to kick off his new comic edition “King Of The Rings”. King Of The Rings features the NBA championship winner fighting his way through zombies, clones and monsters all to reach his goal of winning more NBA championship rings.
Nike has plans to raise the price of their shoe and clothing prices by 5 to 10 percent due to cost of labor and cotton going up.
The release of LeBron’s latest shoe is going to test Nike’s new theory this fall, when they debut their priciest sneaker to date: the $315 LeBron James basketball shoe that includes its own electronics.
The coming $315 LeBron X Nike Plus is expected to come embedded with motion sensors that can measure how high players jump.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat are the 2012 NBA champions. LeBron James has answered many of his critics by winning a ring and earning the NBA Finals MVP award in the process. He was brilliant throughout the entire 2012 NBA playoffs, leading the Miami Heat to their second NBA title in franchise history.
Congrats to Lebron James & the Miami Heat organization.
MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Miami’s LeBron James will be announced Saturday as the NBA’s MVP, the third time he’s won the award in the past four seasons.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the results have not been released. James is expected to be presented with the trophy Sunday by Commissioner David Stern before Miami hosts Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Indiana.
James will become the eighth player to win the award at least three times, joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Moses Malone.
He’ll be the first to win as a member of the Heat. James’ previous MVP awards in 2009 and 2010 came when he played for Cleveland.
Miami Heat superstar Lebron James opens new concept store by the name of UNKNWN in Miami’s Aventura Mall. The store is co-owned by Lebron James, along with Frankie Walker and a few other great minds. The Grand Opening was a private event with a few hundred people. Everyone was able to try out products such as Beats by Dre, along with complimentary Grey Goose all night. UNKNWN has a nice boutique style and its located on the first floor of Aventura Mall, next to Sears.
Lebron obviously forgot to wear his headband at the Grand Opening. R.I.P. to Lebron’s hairline. #GoneButNotForgotten