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LeBron: I’d Opt Out For Miguel Cabrera’s $292M

by Glenn Erby | Posted on Friday, March 28th, 2014
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LeBron James sick alley-oop

Sorry King James, but you picked the wrong sport.

James told ESPN.com that he was amazed and a little jealous when he heard Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera signed a contract Friday that guarantees him $292 million over the next 10 years.

“I said ‘wow,’ ” James said before the Miami Heat played the Detroit Pistons Friday. “I wish we didn’t have a salary cap.”

Baseball, of course, does not have a salary cap.

The Association does and players with James’ experience level can only earn 35 percent of his teams $58 million salary cap and can sign for no more than five years.

James will earn $19 million this season with the Heat, tied with teammate Chris Bosh for the ninth-highest in the NBA.

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“He’s the best player in baseball and the best players in each sport should be rewarded,” James said. “It’d be nice to sign a 10-year deal worth $300 million.”

“I would do it this summer for sure,” James said with a smile. “I’d opt out for that.”

James earns about $40 million per year in endorsements.


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