Five Reasons Why LeBron James Might Not Come To New York Or New Jersey

April 15th, 2010 by Michael Fitzpatrick Leave a reply »

1) No City Clause in His Nike Contract

Without comparison, LeBron’s biggest source of income comes from his Nike contract, which he recently re-signed without a “city clause” in it.

Many athletes have included “city clauses” in their contracts in recent years to ensure that they get fairly compensated if they expose a company’s brand to a larger number of people as a result of playing in a major market.  

LeBron wasn’t interested in this, which begs the question, why not?  


2) He Will Be 26 This December

If LeBron decided to sign with the Knicks or the Nets, it would probably be at least two years (and most likely longer) before he had any chance at winning an NBA title.  

LeBron knows that there’s only one way to achieve basketball immortality, and that’s to win NBA titles.  Do you think he wants to wait until he’s 29 before he has another reasonab ...

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