How much is LeBron James worth?

Here's what the most valuable player might earn if there wasn't a salary cap

Updated: February 5, 2013, 1:34 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | ESPN Insider
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.