One of his former teammates and close friend, Kevin Love, reveals how cheap LeBron James is, and it’s mind-boggling.
There are levels where someone is thrifty and then come people like LeBron James and Michael Jordan. The latter made a smart decision early in his career that made him a billionaire years later.
James, however, earns millions through several investments in different businesses and some of his ventures he started with his childhood friends. He had an estimated net worth of over $850 million as of 2021 according to Forbes.
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The man has earned over $400 million on the court, and even over $600 million. He didn’t even retire and made more money off the court than some of the top athletes-turned-businessmen like Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson.
But there are a few little habits, revealed by his former teammate, that credit to his personality that made him a successful businessman who also as a side hustler.
LeBron James, despite being on the verge of becoming a billionaire, might just be the most frugal man on the planet
Let’s be clear, no one is accusing King James of amassing his wealth by saving mobile data, but when an NBA veteran says he’s never seen anyone as frugal as the 4x Champ, there’s something. This should be news for a league where at least 60% of players go bankrupt after earning millions of dollars playing.
In an interview with Taylor Rooks, Kevin Love, NBA champion and former LBJ teammate who played with him for 4 years during his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, talks about how cheap James could be when he was was about using the Internet.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 13, 2022
He is one of the richest athletes in the world. The highest earning athlete in 2022 (according to Sportico) is cutting his internet bills, while kids under 15 or even 10 use the internet as if it were free. It’s crazy.
Go on James, save mobile data and become a billionaire, we’ll make sure we’re there to cheer when you do.
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On a serious note, everything this man has done since his teenage years has become something big, and words won’t be enough to describe his greatness on or off the basketball court, with or without the internet.