How much money LeBron James would lose if season doesn’t resume
However, if for some reason the season doesn’t start back up and is canceled altogether, LeBron would lose a TON of money.
“LeBron is making $34.7 million and he’ll lose like $13 million (if the NBA doesn’t resume), so like 35 percent of his pay,” ESPN’s Bobby Marks told Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News.
“Whereas if he’s going back to Orlando, he’s probably looking at a loss of between $5.5 to $6 million.”
During the free agency period in the summer of 2018, LeBron James signed a four-year, $153.5 million contract with the Lakers. The King made $35,654,150 in 2018-19 from his Lakers deal and was scheduled to make $37,436,858 this year before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March.
LeBron and every NBA player are going to lose money since so many regular-season games were canceled due to COVID-19. The scheduled resumption of the 2019-20 campaign must have been music to James’ ears since his Lakers have a great shot at winning the title.
Moreover, LeBron has to be happy to hear that his financial loss won’t be around $13 million. Despite a number of players voicing their concerns about playing again, it appears the “bubble” games are going to take place as scheduled.
LeBron James and the Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference. The Purple and Gold, led by James and Anthony Davis, are considered one of the favorites to win the 2020 championship.