The number of LeBron James endorsements since the beginning of his career in 2004 number in the hundreds. The 26-year-old phenom exploded out of the gates by scoring a $90 million dollar, 7-year deal with Nike before he had even stepped onto a professional court. His Nike deal eclipsed his rookie contract by millions and established any LeBron James endorsements as a hot commodity among brands and magazines seeking to differentiate themselves by aligning with arguably the world's best basketball player.
In 2010, LeBron James' endorsements raked in an estimated $30 million, according to Sports Illustrated. That more than doubles his impressive NBA salary of $14.5 million. Take a look at this collection of LeBron James endorsements to see why Madison Avenue and ad agencies around the world believe LeBron is one of sport's most marketable athletes.
Talcum Powder-Tossing in Ads
Basketballin' Holiday Kicks
Self-Styled Fashion Shoots
Celebrity Endorsed Olympic Branding
These LeBron James Endorsements Will Stun and Shock You
By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Jun 7, 2011