LeBron James, the world’s highest-paid athlete today, can get virtually anything he wants. But, according to Kevin Love, the Lakers superstar’s wealth hasn’t completely changed his spending habits.
The Cavaliers forward reveals a bit about the way his former teammates pinch a penny in a recent interview. Taylor Lux of Bleacher Report. Love and James played together for Cleveland from 2014 to 18, leading the club to their first championship in 16 with Kyrie Irving.
Rooks began to stir the pot two years ago when he recalled that CP3 said in an interview with Chris Paul that his “Banana Boat” friend was the most frugal person he knew. After Rooks insisted that Paul require a Wi-Fi password wherever James goes, Love was quick to co-sign with her own experience.
“Oh yeah, I’ve seen it a million times in Toronto,” he said, referring to the Caves’ past road games against the Raptors. “They talk about wealth and all that. For example, sometimes it’s things you don’t see. And for him, if we’re in Toronto, right? Driving from the airport through customs to our hotel, yes, no data is used at all. He is always waiting for wifi.”
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The two joked a little more at James’ expense before the former All-Star tried to understand the future behavior of the Hall of Fame.
“Thanks. I’m not mad, but I’m like, ‘Hey, Bron, seriously? It’s wifi.’ It might be nice to stay away from the phone for a while, but I don’t know. It’s just roaming. I don’t know.” Love said.
Could Love’s remarks spark James’ attempts to set the record right? Perhaps, but NBA Twitter probably shouldn’t hold their collective breath. Besides, it seems that ‘living cheap’ seems to have gotten used to at the age of 37. And it’s obviously doing an amazing job with his portfolio.
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