Growing up, every kid wants to be an athlete. We grow up mimicking shots of our favorite players and we count down the game clock and wait for one before shooting in the backyard, LeBron James was no different. Thanks to genetics, a ton of practice and belief, LeBron James is the highest paid basketball player in the world.
James signed a four year one hundred and fifty four million dollar contract just recently. But he’s also earned close to one hundred thousand in endorsements. LeBron James’ networth and career earnings eclipsed $1 billion when he signed his deal with the Lakers. He’s bought his fair share of luxury. Here are the eight items LeBron James owns that cost more than your life. It’s okay to be jealous.
Gold and diamond shoes
LeBron James became the youngest player to ever reach 30000 points scored in his NBA career. As he continues to crack new milestones and crack new records, LeBron likes to make each moment memorable. The shoe surgeon and Nike awarded their most important signee, a custom pair of signature shoes wrapped in Golden and diamond.
LeBron James won’t wear these shoes. They’re unwearable, but they’re extremely flashy for one of the flashiest players in the NBA. The shoes mimic the LeBron 15s. The sneaker also boasts authentic gold plated RiRi zippers with custom zipper pulls, each made from 14 grams of 18 karat gold and 2.32 carats of diamond dawned lace (Inaudible), both 5.8 carats.
In total, the shoe costs over $100000. Alongside the LeBron 15, the shoe surgeon blessed LeBron with a specially made diamond cut necklace featuring a 30 inch, 18 karat solid gold Franco chain cut with 10 carats of genuine diamonds. Supporting a one of one lion head pendant made out of 27 grams of 18 carat solid gold and elevated with 238 diamonds.
Each of V.S. VVS clarity with EF color for a total of 2.32 carats. James has plenty of milestone balls, shoes and trophies that also have more value than our annual salary. Of course, James is completely deserving of holding items that helped make him the player he is today. It’s been a dream come true for LeBron and he’s living in the moment. What will they make LeBron when he retires?
Coming in at a price tag of over one hundred fifty four thousand dollars, Ferrari fans will be amazed by LeBron James’ super fast F430 Spyder. An interesting fact is LeBron James is too tall for these cars and has to have his cars custom made just to be able to fit in them. He did this with the Ferrari F430 Spyder that features a lightweight V8 engine that produces four hundred and ninety horsepower.
The Spyder is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 miles per hour in a mere 4.1 seconds and achieves a top speed in excess of one hundred and ninety three miles per hour. The roof panel automatically folds away inside a space above the Engine Bay, and the conversion from a close top to an open air convertible is a two stage folding action.
LeBron also owns a Dodge Challenger SRT, which comes equipped with a monstrous 6.4 liter V8 engine. James is usually driving around his family in this one. The car features dual zone climate control, has a top speed of one hundred and ninety nine miles per hour and can go from zero to 60 in 3.6 seconds. It’s been reported that this version of the car was upgraded by LeBron James.
However, more modest versions come in at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of around $50000. The 2018 version of this car is set to cost only eighty five thousand dollars, so maybe it’s not too expensive.
The Hummer H2 is the perfect type of car for LeBron James to drive, and it is apparently also his favorite car to be seen in. The yellow Hummer 2 was a gift from his mother on his 18th birthday and is equipped with an eight way power front seats and bars premium sound system. It has a top speed of one hundred and seventy seven kilometers per hour and features three hundred and ninety three BHP with an acceleration speed of zero to 60 in 10 seconds.
If you have any thoughts about making this purchase, a newer version of this car goes for about one hundred and three thousand dollars. LeBron James owns an amazing all white Chevrolet Camaro SS. The 2010 car is entirely decked in white except for the gloss black emblem, tinted windows and a thin black pinstripe racing stripe.
The car’s engineered for both speed, performance and efficiency, and can go from zero to 60 in 4.8 seconds and has a sick speed manual transmission. Rumor has it that LeBron James paid roughly thirty seven thousand, nine hundred dollars. LeBron seems to be a fan of classic cars, with white being the most sought after color.
The crazy car collection continues.
LeBron owns a black Porsche Turbo for around one hundred and sixty five thousand dollars. This massive vehicle pulls all the punches with a 3.6 liter penta star V6 engine, top speed of one hundred and eleven miles per hour, and an impressive off road performance. This vehicle can tear through sand, rocks, snow or mud with ease.
The sports car is powered by a high end turbo charged 3800 CC flat six engine. It delivers an output of five hundred and thirty brake horsepower. The turbo can touch speeds of 100 kilometers per hour from start in less than four seconds, and can clock a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour. The car’s stylized interiors feature leather upholstered seats, and the controls provide smooth handling experience.
On this car, Lebron’s license plate says, “King of Ohio”. We agree, LeBron. The craziest car in the collection is the all white MayBach 57S with a hefty price tag of three hundred and seventy six thousand, three hundred dollars and is the epitome of dynamic elegance and power. The car is fitted with an electric tilting sliding sunroof made from 0.25 inch laminated glass, has a 5.5 liter V12 engine and can achieve a top speed around 170 miles per hour. However, LeBron actually sold this car sometime around 2013.
Miami and Ohio mansions
LeBron James grew up in Ohio, but when he moved to play for the Miami Heat, James bought a nine million dollar mansion that was over 15000 square feet. The mansion is located in the ultra upmarket area in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida. The luxurious mansion has grounds that includes three fountains, rooms for two 60 foot yachts to dock, six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
The mansion features a huge kitchen, impressive and well equipped laundry room, infinity pool overlooking the bay, large home theater and huge wine cellar. The whole complex is surrounded by lush palm trees, sprawling gardens, and security is tight. You won’t be finding LeBron James there currently as he’s playing with the Los Angeles Lakers.
When he played for the Miami Heat, James resided in a South Florida home he sold for over 13 million dollars. While playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James purchased his Ohio mansion for around 2.1 million in 2003. He reportedly immediately began a massive upgrade project that now sees a mansion covering over thirty five thousand, four hundred square feet.
The home has 19 rooms and it features a two lane bowling alley, six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, private home theater and even a barbershop. The grand master bedroom is located on the first floor, has a two storey walk in closet, and there’s even an online casino on site. The house also features a sports bar and aquarium with initial estimates putting the whole complex at 9.2 million.
Yes, the upgrades to the house cost $7 million. Imagine that.
Los Angeles mansion
Once LeBron James took his talents to L.A., James had to find a new home for his family and himself. So he splurged and bought a twenty three million dollar mansion in Los Angeles. The mansion was a brand new home in the Brentwood neighborhood. The home is actually King James’ second in L.A.. In addition to his house in Akron, Ohio, James currently has two houses in Los Angeles and still has his home in Ohio.
In his new home, James has his own custom chef’s kitchen. The kitchen is a combination of natural French oak and marble floor and looks extremely classy. Whether he cooks for himself or calls his chef over. James also has an elevator in the house, so if he ever feels sore, gets injured, or just feels lazy, the elevator will take him to the rooftop.
But let’s be real, does James ever get lazy? Now the home has eight bedrooms, and if he ever wanted the starting five to sleep over, you could fit them all in without a problem. The master suite has a massive walk in closet and private patio. The mansion also has 11 bathrooms, including a dual bathroom in the master suite for LeBron and his wife, Savannah Brinson.
By the way, James and Brinson are high school sweethearts, married in 2013 and have three kids together. In the house, LeBron has a main workplace and an Onyx bar. The mansion has a wine cellar so LeBron can host a bros night with his teammates, friends and family. The party can extend out to the outdoor patio, which is made of marble.
There’s also a game room that includes billiards and also has a personal movie theater. In an interview with Business Insider, LeBron said he works out five days a week in the off season and every day during the NBA season. His home gym is half indoors, half outdoors and connects with the steam room, sauna spa and massage room to cool down after exercise.
The entire house has plenty of natural light. Looking at the house on the outside, you can see LeBron has an oversized pool. The house also includes an outdoor spa, heated dining lodging and auto gallery. The outdoor kitchen features a barbecue and beer tents. However, for James, the mansion isn’t perfect just yet. James is still making some changes.
According to TMZ, James is adding a basketball court, an indoor wine tap and is working on paperwork to get a pizza oven while also making changes to the theater and pool. Are you jealous yet?
Being a basketball player in the NBA, it’s important to know what time it is during the day at all times. Okay, that’s not necessarily why James has a Rolex watch collection. It’s because James loves style and has a really good taste for watches. The four time MVP and three time NBA champion brought a championship back to Ohio.
In 2016, after rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron made good on his promise to bring a championship back to Cleveland. At the Cavaliers victory parade in Cleveland, LeBron sported a yellow gold Rolex Day-Date 2. LeBron also has featured luxury Rolex on his Instagram page, including the sky dweller.
Also Audemars Piguet, a luxurious favorite of many of the entertainment industry, teamed up with LeBron in 2013 to design a watch fit for a king. “I’ve always liked watches growing up, when the opportunity presented itself, it was easy to say yes”, James told CNBC in Geneva, Switzerland. The result was the Royal Oak offshore chronograph, with an 18 carat pink gold case, with a hand-stitched gray crocodile strap.
Only six hundred of these watches went on sale at a retail price of fifty one thousand five hundred dollars. LeBron attempted to make the watch look less flashy and more of an off court watch, breaking with the gody, flashy style some athletes tend to flaunt. Tissot released the PRS 516 NBA Championship Watch in 2016, after becoming the league’s official time keeper.
The watch is powered by a quartz movement, with a stainless steel case and rose gold PVD coated, and is made for a dress. The case bag is engraved with a Larry O’Brien championship trophy and the Cleveland logo, all for the price of seven hundred and ninety five dollars.
James joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 under a four year one hundred and fifty three million dollar contract. But that’s not all the money he’s bringing in. Forbes estimates that James makes almost 90 million off celebrity endorsements. LeBron has become this era’s face of the NBA. He owns a production company called Springhill Entertainment and a media company called Uninterrupted.
James also played a part in launching the health and wellness company called Ladder, along with Cindy Crawford, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lindsey Vonn in 2018. Also in 2018, James used his family foundation to open his first elementary school, and his future plans are to spend forty one million dollars to send kids to college.
If you like pizza, you have something in common with LeBron James. Except for the fact that you likely don’t own 14 Blaze pizza franchises in Chicago and seven more in South Florida. James is an investor and paid endorser for Blaze pizza. His endorsement deals go far beyond just Blaze Pizza, James is connected and endorsed with Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats by Dre, 2K Sports and of course, Blaze Pizza.