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ESPN – LeBron James doesn’t think it’s possible to be paid his actual value under the current NBA rules. Because of it, he said, he’s been willing to “sacrifice” on his contracts.

 “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 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.

In 2011, when he was asked what it would take to get him to…

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