Space Travel, Luxury Cars, And An Island Paradise: What Will King Lebron James Do With His $15 Million?

The Going Rate For Defection Is Pretty Good.

If you’ve seen the news lately, you probably heard that basketball star Lebron James defected from Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat, much to the indignation of…pretty much everyone. What you might not have heard, though, is what he will get for the move: a $15 million salary.

While we’re not close with “King James,” (as he calls himself on Twitter) and therefore aren’t privy to the plans for his windfall, we love to speculate. Aside from contributing the maximum amount to his IRA and investing in index funds, click through our slideshow to see what we’re thinking, and leave your own ideas in the comments.

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To further investigate the charities mentioned in this slideshow, please see the following:

Global Giving
The Girl Effect
World Vision

Photo Credits:
Bentley: Flickr.com/Uggboy
Lebron James: Flickr.com/Keith Allison
Girls In Field: Flickr.com/GBaku