Earlier today, Forbes released their annual list of highest paid athletes — a list that combines athletes’ salary and endorsement deals. The King moved up one rung on the ladder, to the No. 2 spot, passing football great Lionel Messi, who was ranked third this year. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, also a football superstar, held fast at the top of the list. Tennis great Roger Federer (fourth) and James’ current advisary, Kevin Durant (fifth), round out the top five.
For the record, James earned roughly $31.2 million salary and $55 million in endorsements.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 7, 2017