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Tuesday, May 20, 2003

heir force one

"LeBron James, the most publicized and arguably greatest high school basketball player of all time, is about to claim a new title: owner of the richest initial endorsement contract in basketball history.

The Akron, Ohio, 18-year-old is expected to choose a shoe deal by Thursday that should net him between $100 million and $140 million before incentives, according to two sources with intimate knowledge of the process. The deal will run between seven and 10 years, the sources said."