That would be true only if his future earnings in whatever state he could have played in (Florida, Ohio, Illinois, New York) were going to be almost identical for his entire career. The trajectory of his future earnings likely swung by tens and maybe hundreds of millions of dollars based on his decision Thursday night on where to play.
I am sure many right here in Ohio would argue he just destroyed his brand and limited his future earnings by a substantial amount.
So, about 8% state taxes versus 0% state taxes matters not one bit. If Lebron based his decision on his tax savings in Miami, he is a jackass.
Anyway, hopefully the "Decision" laid waste to the idea that all PR is good PR. Jury is out on if I feel the same way about Chad's new reality show. See? I ended up tying this into the Bengals.