LeBron James: South Beach Home, Check. The Next 7 Ways He Could Spend His Money

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IDecember 9, 2010

LeBron James: South Beach Home, Check. The Next 7 Ways He Could Spend His Money

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    LeBron James recently just bought a mansion in South Beach.  His new home cost him nine million dollars.

    That's nothing for LeBron whose income according to Forbes is 42.8 million dollars.

    Forget the money he makes playing basketball.  He gets just as much from his sponsors who include Nike, McDonalds, Coke, State Farm, and Upper Deck.

    With all that money left over, here are seven big buys James could purchase next:

7. Michael Jordan Statue

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    What would make a more impressive lawn ornament than a statue of LeBron’s hero, Michael Jordan?

    He could buy this statue in front of the United Center, or he could make a replica.

    LeBron tried to get the NBA to retire Jordan's number league wide last season to show his appreciation for MJ.  It failed, but a statue will work just fine.

6. Statue Of Himself

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    The only person LeBron probably adores more than MJ is himself.

    What big name doesn't have a huge statue of themselves made in honor of them?

    Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, oh calm down, I'm just kidding.

5. Lamborghini Gallardo

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    The must have ride for any celebrity.  

    What better to drive down to the beach with than a Lamborghini Gallardo?

4. Private Jet

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    If he doesn't have one already, he could want to buy a private jet the next time he takes out the check book.

    Who flies commercial?

3. Big Screen TV

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    LeBron may have to do a little remodeling to get it to fit, but who wouldn't want a replica of the Dallas Cowboys jumbotron in their living room?

    The "television" reportedly cost 42 million dollars.  Wow, isn't that convenient.

2. Carmelo Anthony

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    This is probably illegal, but who cares?

    The Miami Heat don't have the money to pick up next off seasons number one targeted free agent in Carmelo Anthony.

    If the Heat don't win a championship and LeBron wants to make a "big four", the Heat can sign Carmelo for the mid-level exception and LeBron could let Anthony "borrow" some of his own cash.

    It's just a teammate helping out a teammate.

1. Miami Dolphins

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    He'll need to start saving his change for this purchase.

    If he plans on staying in Miami for life, why not buy the Dolphins.  LeBron could even call his own number and put himself in the game, something Jerry Jones has always wanted to do.


    David Daniels is an NFL Featured Columnist and Writing Intern at Bleacher Report and a Syndicated Writer.  Follow him at One Yard Short.com or on Twitter