According to ESPN and The Athletic, the 37-year-old superstar is expected to sign a two-year contract extension with the California franchise soon.
LeBron James will extend for two additional years, the second being optional, his contract with the Lakers which will now run until the end of the 2024-2025 season, reported Wednesday ESPN and The Athletic. The 37-year-old NBA superstar,agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension – including an option for the 2024-25 season“Said Adrian Wojnarowski, very informed journalist of ESPN, quoting Rich Paul, the agent of the player.
James, NBA champion with LA in 2020, had a one-year contract with the Californian franchise, for which he must receive $ 44.5 million. He will open the coming season on October 18 on the floor of the Golden State Warriors, crowned champions in June. With the salary cap expected to be negotiated upwards at the end of the next fiscal year, his salary could actually be as high as $111 million. The extension, which includes a 15% signing bonus, would make James the highest-paid player in NBA history with $532 million in guaranteed money, surpassing Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant, ESPN claims. . And she is part of a very personal desire to still be present on the NBA floors, when her eldest son, Bronny, will be eligible for the NBA in 2024.
The four-time NBA champion and MVP in regular seasons, who turns 38 on December 30, keeps saying he wants to team up with him before retiring. Last season, James, despite injuries, remained at the top level, as evidenced by his averages of 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. And he couldn’t lead the Lakers to the play-offs.