Chris Graythen/Getty Images1) No City Clause in His Nike ContractWithout comparison, LeBron biggest source of income comes from his Nike contract, which he recently re-signed without a city clause in it.Many athletes have included city clauses in their contracts in recent years to ensure that they get fairly Philadelphia Eagles jersey
compensated if they expose a company brand to a larger number of people as a result of playing in a major market. LeBron wasn interested in this, which begs the question, why not? 2) He Will Be 26 This DecemberIf LeBron decided to sign with the Knicks or the Nets, it would probably be at least two years (and most likely longer) before he had any chance at winning an NBA title. LeBron knows that there only one way to achieve basketball immortality, and that to win NBA titles. Do you think he wants to wait until he 29 before he has another reasonable chance at winning an NBA title? The Cavs just won the Eastern Conference.3) He Does Not Want To Be Painted With the Alex Rodriguez BrushThings started to go downhill for Alex Rodriguez when he signed a $200-million contract with the Texas Rangers.Prior to that deal, Rodriguez was simply viewed as an unbelievable talented young ball player.After that deal he was viewed as a money-hungry prima donna.Had Rodriguez stayed in Seattle and signed a very high yet Pittsburgh Steelers jersey
not overly excessive contract, one could only assume that his image would be less tarnished than it is today.4) Other Teams Also Have Money To SpendThe Knicks and the Nets have a ton of cap space this offseason. But theyre not the only two teams with cap space.Miami, Chicago, and Oklahoma Cityall of whom have made the 2010 playoffswill also have a large amount of cap space.And what about the Cavs?They will have plenty of money to VERY fairly compensate LeBron throughout the duration of his next contract. 5) How Do We Know if He Likes New York? Many people are simply assuming that LeBron likes the New York/New Jersey area, but how do we know that for sure?Not everyone likes New York or New York sports fans.For all of the players that have signed with theSan Diego Chargers jersey
Yankees and Mets in recent years, there have been many more that have had no interest in playing in New York.LeBron has spent his entire life in Ohio. In New York the atmosphere is different, the people are different, and the culture is different.Some people like that difference and some don.