Awesome, ballsy–not to mention extremely interesting–statement from Lebron James: that he would consider playing in Europe for $50 million a year or more. With Josh Childress and Carlos Arroyo jumping across the Atlantic for more money, this statement by James could blow open the NBA, European, and World market. At the very least, he has created that much more buildup over his coming free agency (even if he secretly would never leave the United States), and has driven his asking price up by at least $10 million dollars. Whether you take this as a shrewd business move, marketing ploy, or just a plain hype generator, it is brilliant. He all but guaranteed himself that he will become the highest paid athlete in history
Now if only he could get a couple decent teammates.