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    How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN - Advertising Age - News

    This is interesting:

    ESPN donated the block of time and agreed the ad revenue would be donated to charity. All told, the program generated $6 million in ad revenue with the biggest chunk -- some $2.5 million -- donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
    I thought ALL ad money was going to them? What happened to the other $3.5M?


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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Why didn't he match dollar for dollar that was raised? He has enough money that he could've donated some to them as well.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    The rest likely went to other charities


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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardman View Post
    The rest likely went to other charities
    You are joking right?



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    It was never about charity.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by mwitt View Post
    It was never about charity.

    Its all ego.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by Bardman View Post
    The rest likely went to other charities



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    What on earth did LeBron do wrong? Absolutely nothing.

    He did not do any hyping of his free agency...that was primarily done by ESPN. Clearly ESPN made a smart decision because almost 10 million people tuned in on a Thursday night to see the program when they typically would have had less than 1 million tuning in.

    He raised some significant money for a very worthwhile charity. It was because of LeBron that the B&G Clubs will be getting multiple millions in extra revenues.

    He took significantly less money...about $30 million over the life of the contract to go to Miami as opposed to doing the easy thing by staying in Cleveland. He wants to win and he is willing to give up some personal financial gain to do so...not to mention the fact that he is likely going to give up some personal stats and glory as well with this move.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    I am still trying to figure out how Joe Johnson got the biggest payday out of all of the free agents.


    Nobody but HB knows for sure. You pretty much know nothing....like Knownothing would like to say.
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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    What on earth did LeBron do wrong? Absolutely nothing.

    He did not do any hyping of his free agency...that was primarily done by ESPN. Clearly ESPN made a smart decision because almost 10 million people tuned in on a Thursday night to see the program when they typically would have had less than 1 million tuning in.

    He raised some significant money for a very worthwhile charity. It was because of LeBron that the B&G Clubs will be getting multiple millions in extra revenues.

    He took significantly less money...about $30 million over the life of the contract to go to Miami as opposed to doing the easy thing by staying in Cleveland. He wants to win and he is willing to give up some personal financial gain to do so...not to mention the fact that he is likely going to give up some personal stats and glory as well with this move.

    However it has been wll reported that he will actually bring home MORE money in Miami than he could have in Cleveland since FL does not have state income taxes. (See Darren Rovell - CNBC Sports Business)



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Again, the only problem here is with his delivery. The special came off terrible. However I think there are a lot of bitter folks blaming him for essentially going someplace to play with people he likes because he thinks he can win there. Time and time again people rip athletes for making bad decisions that people don't feel are about winning. Plus he still did raise 2.5 million for the boys and girls club.

    I'd guess the other 3.5 million is going to ESPN, because they usually aren't about giving away free air time.




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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by HiltonMagic View Post
    How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN - Advertising Age - News

    This is interesting:



    I thought ALL ad money was going to them? What happened to the other $3.5M?
    I hear a large portion went to buying massive quantities of contraceptives for LeBron's mom and Delonte West.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by mwwbbfan View Post
    However it has been wll reported that he will actually bring home MORE money in Miami than he could have in Cleveland since FL does not have state income taxes. (See Darren Rovell - CNBC Sports Business)
    He'd still make more in Cleveland. Read the article again.




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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    What on earth did LeBron do wrong? Absolutely nothing.

    He did not do any hyping of his free agency...that was primarily done by ESPN. Clearly ESPN made a smart decision because almost 10 million people tuned in on a Thursday night to see the program when they typically would have had less than 1 million tuning in.

    He raised some significant money for a very worthwhile charity. It was because of LeBron that the B&G Clubs will be getting multiple millions in extra revenues.

    He took significantly less money...about $30 million over the life of the contract to go to Miami as opposed to doing the easy thing by staying in Cleveland. He wants to win and he is willing to give up some personal financial gain to do so...not to mention the fact that he is likely going to give up some personal stats and glory as well with this move.
    The only thing he did wrong was completely misunderstand how fans would react to it. LeBron has arguably become the most hated man in the NBA over the course of one summer. He didn't understand how upset Cleveland fans would be, and he didn't understand of how big of backlash the special would have against him. And even this isn't all LeBron's fault as his managers and all his people should have told him this was a bad idea. I think in his mind as long as he gave some money to charity people would think it was a good idea. So yeah he can go play wherever he wants but he could have done it in a way that was less harmful to his reputation.



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    Re: How LeBron's Entourage Got His 'Decision' on ESPN

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonenum1 View Post
    He took significantly less money...about $30 million over the life of the contract to go to Miami as opposed to doing the easy thing by staying in Cleveland. He wants to win and he is willing to give up some personal financial gain to do so...not to mention the fact that he is likely going to give up some personal stats and glory as well with this move.
    For the last time...no he didn't! TAXES!! No income tax in Miami. Between his endorsements and contract he will make more money for sure



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