LeBron James could lose a significant amount of money if the NBA decides to cancel the season, per Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.
More specifically, the superstar of the Los Angeles Lakers could lose over $400,000 per game if the league does not resume play.
“If games are canceled, the league can deduct approximately 1.1 percent for each lost contest (including about 5.6 playoff games per team). For a high-paid All-Star like LeBron James, he’d be on the hook for over $400,000 per game.
While players typically receive their final paycheck Nov. 1, months after the season ended, a select few have accelerated pay schedules, including James.
By force majeure, James would need to “promptly pay the difference directly” to the Los Angeles Lakers,” Pincus reports.
James signed a four-year, $153.5 million maximum contract with the Lakers in the summer of 2018. The four-time MVP is making $37,436,858 this season from his Lakers contract, but that was when games were being played.