LeBron James has pretty much everything: fame, a multimillion dollar contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, and three NBA championship rings.
You’d think paying for data roaming wouldn’t be a big deal for him.
James and his longtime friend and basketball sidekick Dwyane Wade were interviewed by ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. She asked whether he was truly as cheap as everyone says he is.
James responded in the affirmative, adding that not only does he refuse to turn on his data roaming, he also is not a fan of paying for a smartphone app, and that he still uses the free version of the music streaming site, Pandora.
Inspired by these comments from one of the richest athletes in the country, AirTalk wants to know what are some of the things you just refuse to dole out money for? A Netflix subscription? Internet access on a flight? A car wash?
Here are some of the things you told us you're cheap about:
Listener Ben says, “I won’t spend more than $1 for greeting cards.”— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017
“I re-use Ziploc bags. I wash them and re-use them,” says one listener.— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017
Listener Bill pinches @SweetNLowBrand packets from coffee shops. “I haven’t bought sugar in years!”— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017
Shelly in Hollywood says her husband will not pay for parking - valet or even meters. Instead he'll find a free spot. “We will drive for miles!"— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017
Listener Bobby in Burbank says, “I haven’t bought a pair of sunglasses in 30 years.” He works in a restaurant and goes through the lost-and-found once a month for leftover sunglasses.— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017
Phillip, an attorney in Beverly Hills, limits himself to $5 for any lunch. He grew up without much money and his mother set this limit for him and his sister when he was little. “It’s habit.”— AirTalk (@AirTalk) November 15, 2017