Well before lebron james started his dominance on the court the future hall of famer signed the richest rookie shoe deal in nba history before he ever played in a game. Which other nba stars made a splash with their first shoe contracts.
James signed a seven year.
Lebron james rookie shoe deal. 7 years 90 million prior to playing in an nba game lebron james inked the richest shoe deal for a rookie in history. Knowing his potential nike offered james. James was actually offered a contract worth 115 million.
1 overall pick in the 2003 nba draft the cleveland cavaliers selected james an up and coming phenom from nearby akron ohio. Lebron james with the no. Fifteen years ago lebron james signed a record breaking rookie shoe deal with nike.
Watch above to see the big time rookies. When lebron james signed his first shoe deal for 87 million with nike he chose the swoosh over reebok which had offered him 115 million.