LeBron James is just 29-years-old and yet his career earnings ($129.2 million) are already 38% higher than what Michael Jordan made in his career ($93.8 million). LeBron’s earnings are also remarkably similar to the career earnings of Kobe Bryant ($127.1 million at age 29).
Jordan’s earnings would be a little higher if we adjust it for inflation. In addition, if we consider off-the-court earnings, Kobe and LeBron pale in comparison to Air Jordan.
Still, in a purely paycheck sense of earnings, it is amazing how much salaries in the NBA have changed in 20 years.
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