LeBron James wishes he could make baseball money
Still, there's one thing he'll most likely never have, and that's something that Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera just got: A $292 million contract.
When LeBron heard about the deal that Cabrera got, he admitted that he'd gladly opt out of his own contract if that were a possibility.
"I said 'wow,' I wish we (the NBA) didn't have a salary cap. He's the best player in baseball, and the best players in each sport should be rewarded. It'd be nice to sign a 10-year deal worth $300 million. I would do it this summer for sure. I'd opt out for that."
Unfortunately for him (and other NBA players), that's not a possibility thanks to the NBA's salary structure.
James has the option to opt out of his current contract this summer, but there's no chance that he could get anywhere near Cabrera's deal. He currently makes $19 million per year, and could get a slight bump if he signs a new deal.
Still, he'll never be able to earn as much on the court as Cabrera is making on the baseball diamond. Poor LeBron.