LeBron James‘ Lakers took plenty of Ls in the last 12 months … but The King’s bank account certainly didn’t — because the L.A. superstar raked in a reported $121 MILLION this past year!!
Forbes just released its annual “top-10 highest-paid athletes in the world” list … and LBJ came in second place, just behind Lionel Messi, who the outlet reports garnered around $130 million.
Forbes says LBJ’s cash flow was obviously inflated by his huge Lakers contract — but his ventures with the new “Space Jam” flick, his “The Shop” talk show, and other endorsement deals pushed him over the $100 million mark, which is quite the feat.
According to the outlet, James is only the 10th athlete ever to earn more than $100 mil in a 12-month span … and his $121,000,000 figure marks the most ever earned by an NBA player in a year (he previously held the record with $96.5 mil).
Outside of Messi and Bron — a whole bunch of soccer players and basketball players rounded out the top 10, with Cristiano Ronaldo (#3, $115 million), Neymar (#4, $95 million), Steph Curry (#5, $92.8 million), Kevin Durant (#6, $92.1 million) and Giannis Antetokounmpo (#10, $80.9 million) making the cut.
The others in the top 10 … Roger Federer (#7, $90.7 million), Canelo Alvarez (#8, $90 million), and Tom Brady (#9, $83.9 million).
What’s interesting … Conor McGregor for the first time in a long time didn’t crack the top 10 — but don’t fret, Forbes says he was close, landing somewhere in the top 50.
As for the 10 dudes at the top of the heap … Forbes says in total, they all earned a combined $992 million in the last year.