LeBron James could lead his Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA Finals, where they could lose to either Stephen Curry's Golden State Warriors or Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City Thunder. King James still won.
In fact, LeBron could never win another NBA championship ring for as long as he plays... and he'll still be winning. You know why? Well, because he won in life.
Bruh... he won.
Although LeBron's business partner, Maverick Carter, doesn't verbally confirm the amount of King James's lifetime deal with Nike during an interview with GQ, he does seem to smile in agreement when Kanye West is mentioned.
If you remember the rapper's track, "Facts," Yeezy rhymes, "Nike treat employees just live slaves/ Gave LeBron a billi' not to run away."
Well, Carter seems to confirm that statement via his Q&A with GQ.
Carter said, "I can't say," when the publication directly asked him the value of the deal, but he did smile and point to the sky when GQ evoked Kanye's line.
When GQ says "holy s***," reacting to his smile and gesture, Carter explained: "Yeah. It's a fantastic deal. Nike feels great about the deal. That's the most important thing. As great as I feel, as great as LeBron feels — Nike feels fantastic about it. It's the largest deal in the history of the company. Their hope is he makes even more. And our hope is that, too, obviously."
We may need to start calling LeBron "King Swoosh Billionaire" from here on out.
In December, Nike originally made headlines by announcing that it had inked LeBron to the lifetime deal, although the exact terms weren't disclosed at the time.
King James changed the game with this one.
These playoffs, and possibly adding more hardware, are purely for his hoops' legacy because nobody will argue that he won.
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