LeBron James won a championship with a third franchise when the Lakers won the 2019-20 finals. With each title run, his legacy expands. Also with each ring, James’ net worth seems to grow even more. This includes the two-year, $85.66 million extension he recently signed with the Lakers (and more endorsement deals).
With all the money James makes on the court and from his business ventures, he has a lot of discretionary income to spend on luxury items. In the wake of the Lakers’ championship, he was spotted celebrating with a couple of prized possessions.
LeBron James’ Lakers win the 2020 NBA Finals
This was no ordinary NBA season, with a suspension toward the end of the regular season due to COVID-19 and a Disney World bubble once the season picked back up again in July before finally deciding a champ in October.
The Lakers easily won the title, losing just one game in each of the first three playoff rounds. Then, they beat the Heat in the Finals 4-2. Even the Lakers’ celebration was marred by the pandemic; the team was unable to hold the traditional celebratory parade in LA. James feels the lack of a parade is “just like 2020, it’s just f’ed up.”
James celebrates the championship with a luxury car
Even though the Lakers couldn’t celebrate with their fans in LA, this didn’t stop James from personally celebrating after winning his fourth ring. DMARGE reported that, after the Lakers’ victory, James was seen speeding down a California highway in a black Porsche 918 Spyder. As the fastest vehicle the German automaker manufactures, it’s “arguably the fastest car ever made,” according to the publication.
The rare sports car is a hybrid convertible with a 4.6L V8 and two electric motors. The Spyder can go 0-60 miles per hour in 2.1 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded. Porsche only made 918 of the model between 2013 and 2015. This makes them extremely rare, especially because, with their speed, many of the cars have met an untimely demise in accidents.
Their original retail price was $845,000 but prices have gone up significantly on the second-hand market in recent years, with the car now being worth about $2.2 million. Not a bad way to celebrate another successful year of work.
LeBron James adds a luxury watch to his impressive collection
The 918 Spyder wasn’t the only indulgent purchase James has been spotted wearing of late. DMARGE reports that during the Lakers’ postseason run, James was spotted wearing a Richard Mille RM11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph watch. The Richard Mille brand is popular with athletes. The company has a notable partnership with tennis great Rafael Nadal, too.
The RM11-03, one of several Richard Mille timepieces in James’ collection, feature a skeletonized automatic movement powering the watch with a large date indicator. Automatic chronograph watches aren’t cheap, especially when you get into the luxury watch realm in which Richard Mille exists.
With that in mind, the watch carries a price tag of around $325,000. This is just a fraction of the tens of millions of dollars James makes on the hardwood every year. But it’s still a significant investment. The value of the timepiece doesn’t deter James from wearing it when he’s going out in his day-to-day life, though. He rocked the watch while walking through the arena during the playoffs. He’s also been seen wearing another Richard Mille piece while eating at the famous Malibu eatery Nobu.