One of his former teammates and a close friend Kevin Love reveals how cheap LeBron James is, and it’s mind-boggling.
There are levels of someone being thrifty, and then comes the likes of LeBron James and Michael Jordan. The latter made one smart decision at the start of his career which made him a billionaire years later.
James though is earning millions from several investments in different companies and some of his ventures which he started with his childhood friends. He had an estimated net worth of over $850 million in 2021 according to Forbes.
The man has earned over $400 million on the court, and off it even more than $600 million. He has not even retired and made more money off the court than some of the best athletes turned businessmen like Shaquille O’Neal and Magic Johnson.
But there are some little habits, revealed by his former teammate, which attribute to his personality that has made him a successful businessman that too as a side hustle.
LeBron James despite being close to becoming a billionaire might just be the most frugal man on the planet
Let’s make this clear, nobody is accusing King James of accumulating his wealth by saving mobile data, but when an NBA veteran says he hasn’t seen anyone as frugal as the 4x Champ, there is something to it. That should be breaking news for a league where at least 60% of players go broke after earning millions of dollars while playing.
In an interview with Taylor Rooks, Kevin Love, NBA champion and former teammate of LBJ who played with him for 4 years in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, tells how cheap James could get when it comes to using the internet.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 13, 2022
That’s one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. The highest-earning athlete in 2022 (according to Sportico) cuts his internet bills, while kids under 15 or even 10 use the internet like it’s free. That’s mad.
Go on James save mobile data and become a billionaire, we’d make sure to be there to applaud when you do.
On a serious note, whatever that man has done since he was a teenager has turned into something big, and words won’t be enough to describe his greatness on a basketball court or off it, with or without the internet.