- Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Staff Writer
LeBron James might be the most underpaid player in sports. And he knows it.
The reigning MVP is making $17.5 million this season, the 13th-highest salary leaguewide and about $10.3 million below Kobe Bryant's annual paycheck. Before a game against Indiana last Friday, James was asked whether it bothers him that he's not the highest-paid player in the league.
James insisted he wasn't miffed by his standing in the salary column.
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