LeBron James signs two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with Lakers

Doubts about LeBron James’ future are over. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (quoting the player’s agent, Rich Paul) El Rey has inked a two-season, $97.1 million contract extension with the Lakers that will see him wear the gold and purple through the 2024 season. 25.

The new contract marks LeBron’s 40th birthday as a Lakers player. Yes, if you decide to exercise your player option for the 2024-25 school year. Either way, the extension would make James the highest-paid player in NBA history with a career guaranteed total of $532 million, surpassing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.

With this deal, LeBron joins Anthony Davis on the roster as both players are now guaranteed two seasons in Los Angeles before deciding their futures in 2024. Also, guess what El Rey will do in 2016? In the summer of 2023, he would have been a free agent had he not closed this deal.

At age 37, James continues to prove he belongs among the NBA’s elite. He averaged 30.3 points per night last season and is expected to continue leading the Lakers. Player option For the 2024-25 school year. Since the second year of the extension is more than a 5% increase, we need to know that it cannot be carried over through the entire 2022-23 season.

Finally, it is no coincidence that the agreement is for two years. Under NBA rules, the longest you can sign is when you’re 38 or older when your current contract expires. In any case, LeBron does not understand the rules, but to make history.

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