The 37-year-old LeBron James is entering the final year of his most recent deal with the Lakers, who signed him to his four-time NBA Most Valuable Player Award and his four-time league champion in July 2018 increase.
His agent announced Wednesday a contract extension worth $97.1 million through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Clutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the league’s biggest deal made James the highest-paid player in NBA history.
His new contract includes options for the player to remain the second-highest scorer in NBA history with the Lakers, even beyond his 40th birthday in December 2024.
James, 37, is entering the final year of his most recent deal with the Lakers, who won his four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and his four league championships in July 2018. increase.
The new deal means the 18-time All-Star will make $46.7 million this season. Barring injury, James Kareem is likely to overtake Abdul-Jabbar to become the champion of his NBA career this winter.
James and Anthony Davis are hoping to fight for another title if they can return to full health.
James’ new contract is in line with Davis’ recent contract extension with the Lakers. , could leave the Lakers in 2024 or negotiate a new deal.
The representative of both superstars is Clutch. James’ re-signing with the Lakers also silenced persistent discussions about the possibility of him leaving as free agency or a trade.
LeBron James hasn’t appeared to be going anywhere on social media or in his public appearances, and he praised the hiring of new Lakers coach Darvin Ham.
James has missed significant portions of the season due to injury in three of his four years with the Lakers.
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He was largely healthy in the elongated 2019-20 season when the Lakers won the franchise`s 17th NBA title in the Florida bubble, and he has been every bit the dominant player of his prime when at full strength in the ensuing two years.
Although his contract status inspired plenty of offseason chatter, James seemed unlikely to relocate after spending the past four seasons of his 19-year career with the storied Lakers.
His family is settled in Los Angeles, where his eldest son, Bronny, is a 17-year-old senior and college basketball prospect playing at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth.
LeBron James has occasionally said he intends to play on the same team with Bronny when his son reaches the NBA.
Although plenty of obstacles remain between the younger James and the NBA, he could be draft-eligible in the summer of 2024.