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Brooklyn Nets forward Keith Bogans (10) defends as Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives toward the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Brooklyn Nets forward Keith Bogans (10) defends as Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives toward the basket in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  

LeBron James: I’m worth way more than the NBA can pay me

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      Vince Coglianese

      Vince Coglianese is the executive editor of The Daily Caller.

      His reporting has received wide coverage, including in the pages of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The Drudge Report, among others. Vince has appeared as a guest on the Fox News Channel, CNN and CNBC, as well as other cable news networks. Additionally, Vince has been a guest on "The Sean Hannity Radio Show," Sirius XM''s "The Press Pool with Julie Mason," "The Schnitt Show" and Glenn Beck's TheBlaze TV.

      Prior to joining TheDC, Vince was the Web Editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com, and a radio talk show host for The Talk Station (WTKF/WJNC) in Morehead City, N.C.

LeBron James said Friday that his monetary value to the NBA is way beyond compensation because he’s just too talented for the league’s current salary caps.

Brian Windhorst at ESPN reports on the less-than-humble admission:

“What I do on the floor shows my value. At the end of the day, I don’t think my value on the floor can really be compensated for, anyways, because of the (collective bargaining agreement),” James said Friday ahead of the Miami Heat’s game against the Pacers (7 p.m. ET, ESPN) in Indianapolis.

“If you want the truth. If this was baseball, it’d be up, I mean way up there.”

There is no salary cap in Major League Baseball. James, who took a pay cut to sign with the Heat in 2010, is making $17.5 million this season, tied for 13th-highest in the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant is first at $27.8 million.

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