LeBron James Finally Became the Highest Paid NBA Player for the 2016-2017 NBA Season

On August 12. 2016 LeBron James finally re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers as everyone expected. James signed a 3 year deal worth of $100-million with a player’s options in his 3rd season.

Since the start of his NBA career, James never lead the league when it comes to highest paid NBA player, where LA Lakers superstars Kobe Bryant mostly hold that title but now the long awaited contract became true. 

The upcoming 2016-2017 NBA Season James will received $30.96 million, the highest paid player for upcoming season.

For the 2017-2018 NBA Season James will received $33.3 million surpassing the great one Michael Jordan, an all-time NBA record for the highest paid NBA player for a single season worth of $33 million in 1997-98 NBA Season with the Bulls.

And for the 2018-2019 NBA Season and his 3rd season with the cavaliers if he decided to opts-in he will received $35.6 million.

Last season James received $22.97 million with the cavaliers and with the increase of NBA TV deal, free agent NBA players like James will have their chance to analyze their free agency and to have a better deal with the current or new team that will give more money and better contract.

Bestfriend Dwane Wade and a former teammate of LeBron James with the Miami Heat, who sign a much higher contract with the Chicago Bulls, once told during an interview that LeBron James is the cheapest NBA player until the August 12, deal by James with the CAVS.

LeBron James, achievement and the remarkable comeback in the 2015-2016 NBA Finals to give the 1st NBA Championship to the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise sealed his NBA legacy and now another NBA record was set by James as the highest paid athlete in this 2016-2017 NBA season.