LeBron James Return Will Bring $500 Million A Year To Cleveland’s Economy

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The announcement that Lebron James was going home meant in dollars that the star will stimulate Cleveland’s economy by $500 million dollars in one year alone.Photo credit/Lebron James/IG

Even the rumor of Lebron James possibly moving back to Cleveland helped the Cavaliers sell a million dollars worth of tickets in less than a day. Now that the news is official that James will return to Cleveland , season tickets for the upcoming year are already sold out. In fact , economist are estimating that Lebron James move back to Cleveland will have an estimated $500 million impact to Cleveland’s economy.

James , 29 , played for the Cavs for seven seasons before leaving in 2010 for Miami , where he helped lead the team to a pair of championships.

Based on calculations by the Cuyahoga County fiscal office , James’s return will increase the profits made by the Cavaliers alone to about $268 million.
The move will also increase the value of the Cavs from $515 million to over a billion-dollar franchise according to Peter Schwartz , managing director of Venture Capital at Boston-based Christie & Associates LLC.

James will make over $20 million for the next two years to play for the Cavs , but the deal my very well be worth every penny , when you had the windfall of cash that follows James.

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