The supermax contract is the pinnacle of potential earnings for NBA players, with Jaylen Brown being eligible for a remarkable $60 million if offered this opportunity. NBA superstar LeBron James stands among the highest earners with a significant annual contract of $47 million.
LeBron James and Kylian Mbappe exchanging jerseys (via The Mirror)
Unlike the salary-capped NBA, soccer player salaries have no such limits. The entire NBA community was taken aback when Al Hilal extended a mind-boggling $776 million annual offer to French superstar Kylian Mbappe, with Al Hilal adding a further $332 million in transfer fees, culminating in a colossal $1.1 billion deal. In comparison, LeBron has amassed $531 million in his entire career.
LeBron and fellow players were thoroughly astonished by this news. In jest, LeBron tweeted about being ready to head to Saudi Arabia if his agents, Rich Paul, and Maverick Carter, received a call for a one-year deal. The sports world buzzed with excitement and curiosity over this remarkable offer.
Kylian Mbappe revealed his admiration for LeBron James and the Lakers
Mbappe’s offer sheet outshines NBA contracts, but the sport garners a global fan base, including the soccer superstar himself. Before the 2022 NBA draft, Mbappe expressed admiration for LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, hoping they would reach the NBA Finals.
Before the 2022 Draft, when asked about his favorite player and team, Mbappe unequivocally named LeBron James and the Lakers. “LeBron James. Lakers. Of course, I am going to say the Lakers,” Mbappe replied.
The Lakers greatly surpassed expectations set by the French soccer star after a disastrous 2-10 start, advancing to the Western Conference Finals, and proving doubters wrong. Despite this, they still fell short of the ultimate goal. However, with offseason moves, they might surpass these expectations and clinch a championship. The team’s prospects appear promising.
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