Even LeBron James was taken aback by the $2 billion Clippers sale

Lebron James makes about $60 million a year, including his endorsements. He has his own app to go along with his four NBA MVPs and two NBA championships.

“Billion” is what got him.

The Miami Heat forward was asked Friday about the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for an NBA record $2 billion.

“Haven’t really dived into it yet. I’m too focused on what we’re doing (in the Eastern Conference finals). Obviously, I saw $2 billion. That gave me a reaction. That was a reaction for sure. Anytime a B goes after a number, you know you’re talking about some real money.”

So $2 billion is where even the best player in the NBA needs a double-take.

James also praised the way the situation was resolved after being very aggressive in pushing for action against Donald Sterling, who owned the Clippers when he made racist remarks to a friend that were recorded and released. James exalted NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for his action and said he spoke with him about the issue after Sterling was banned for life from the NBA.

“I believed in him from the beginning. I’ve always had an open dialogue with him, even when he wasn’t the commish and he was right behind David (Stern). I believe in his morals and his view of what our league should be. He’s never given me any reason not to (believe in Silver). I gave him my support from the beginning.”


Written by Joey Sinatra

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