LeBron James’ $1 Billion Lifetime Deal With Nike—What We Know

Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches from the bench during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 6, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watches from the bench during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on April 6, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

LeBron James’ lifetime deal with Nike is probably worth one billion dollars. It is the largest athlete endorsement contract ever. The exact terms of the deal were...

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