“Man’s a billionaire”: Fans Crack Jokes As LeBron James Spotted With Outdated IPhone

Published 09/27/2021, 3:20 PM EDT
DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 12: LeBron James (23) of the Los Angeles Lakers makes an angry face before the first quarter against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Four-time NBA champion LeBron James is one of the best players in the world. Apart from being one of the best athletes in the world, the 36-year-old is also one of the richest athletes in the world.

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James has been the fifth-highest paid athlete in the world for two years straight, despite the pandemic affecting players’ wages. His annual earnings make up to $96.5m and his net worth is $850m.

James owns several properties and has many investments and has been very successful off the court as well.

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Recently, though, a picture of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony has gone viral, leading to some hilarious reactions from NBA Twitter. In the picture, James is seen using an older version of the iPhone.

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Twitter reacts to LeBron James using an outdated iPhone

A picture of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony sitting has gone viral on social media. LeBron is using an outdated version of the iPhone. This has invited some hilarious reactions from NBA Twitter. Although many fans have also come in support of the Lakers star.

Watching James use an older version of the iPhone has garnered some gold reactions from NBA fans. Many people feel that it is weird that LeBron using an old version of the iPhone.

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However, it could be true that he owns multiple phones, but coming out with an old iPhone is surprising. LeBron once revealed that he’s the ‘cheapest’ player in the NBA as he doesn’t pay for apps or music. He said that he uses Pandora full of ads. When reminded that he’s rich, he replied: “I’m not paying for it.”

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In fact, LeBron had previously invested in the company Beats by Dre. In 2014, when Apple acquired ‘Beats by Dre’, James made around $30 million from the deal.

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Surprisingly, LeBron used to endorse Samsung at that time. But despite still endorsing ‘Beats by Dre’, an apple owned company, LeBron is using an old iPhone. However, not everyone is a fan of the cool new gadgets don’t want and need to have the latest phone every time.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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