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LeBron James, no question is the greatest basketball player of his generation yet, he has NEVER been the highest paid player on the team he played for…….and that is mind boggling!!!!

LeBron has opted out of his current contract with the Miami Heat and wants max $$$$$$ for his next contract…..and yes, he deserves it.

Below are his contract rankings by the year and teams.

2003-2004 Season – 5th highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Zydrunas Ilgauskas $13,500,000

2. Eric Williams $5,540,000

3. Tony Battie $4,400,000

4. Darius Miles $4,130,701

5. LeBron James $4,018,920

2004-2005 Season – 3rd highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Zydrunas Ilgauskas $14,625,000

2. Eric Snow $4,875,000

3. LeBron James $4,320,360

2005-2006 Season – 5th highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Larry Hughes $10,344,900

2. Zydrunas Ilgauskas $8,740,000

3. Eric Snow $5,484,375

4. Donyell Marshall $4,799,108

5. LeBron James $4,621,800

2006-2007 Season – 5th highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Larry Hughes $13,363,012

2. Zydrunas Ilgauskas $9,442,697

3. Drew Gooden $6,645,402

4. Eric Snow $6,093,750

5. LeBron James $5,828,090

2007-2008 Season – 2nd highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Ben Wallace $15,500,000

2. LeBron James $13,041,250

2008-2009 Season – 2nd highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1. Ben Wallace $14,500,000

2. LeBron James $14,410,581

2009-2010 Season – 2nd highest paid on Cleveland Cavaliers roster

1.Shaquille O’Neal $20,000,000

2. LeBron James $15,779,912

2010-2011 Season – Tied for highest paid on Miami Heat roster

1. Chris Bosh $14,500,000, LeBron James $14,500,000 (tie)

2011-2012 Season – Tied for highest paid on Miami Heat roster

1. Chris Bosh $16,022,500, LeBron James $16,022,500 (tie)

2012-2013 Season – Tied for highest paid on Miami Heat roster

1. Chris Bosh $17,545,000, LeBron James $17,545,000(tie)

2013-2014 Season – Tied for highest paid on Miami Heat roster

1. Chris Bosh $19,067,500, LeBron James $19,067,500 (tie)