While lebron james has the largest overall rookie shoe contract zion williamson has the richest annual deal in history. James who already has signed endorsement deals worth more than 100 million and will soon add more to his bulging business portfolio will be paid 4 02 million next season.
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.
Lebron james rookie endorsement deals. The company joined nike and upper deck as his longest standing endorsement partners. Which other nba stars made a splash with their first. As per the league s collective bargaining agreement the cavaliers will pay james 4 32 million in 2004 05 and 4 62 million in 2005 06.
Due to his splendid career most of the great international companies like nike samsung coca cola upper deck microsoft mc donald s and many other great companies have signed endorsements contracts with him. His deal will pay him 15 million over five years while james earned just. Asg will be competitive again if the nba raises the stakes fifteen years ago lebron james signed a record breaking rookie shoe deal with nike.
James signed with coke in the summer of 2003 before his rookie season. Mountain dew has signed a number of nba players to endorsement deals in recent years including zion williamson. James is expected to promote the mountain dew brand with pepsi.
His deal with coca cola expired last year. Endorsements deal and contracts made a huge impact on lebron james net worth. Lebron james 94 2 million 37 4 million salary 55 million endorsements stephen curry 85 2 million 40 2 million salary 45 million endorsements kevin durant 73 2 million 38 2.
We ve already established the 34 year old s impressive business portfolio a big part of that portfolio is the wide variety of endorsement deals and sponsors king james has acquired over the years. James will go into the league with a swoosh after signing a multiyear endorsement deal on thursday with nike which outbid reebok and adidas for the 18 year old star who is expected to be the no. James signed a seven year.