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LeBron James is a person in the LA Lakers through at the very least the 2023-24 season.
James’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the King decided to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Purple and Gold which includes a new player option for the 2024-25 campaign.
In addition, it will probably be worth around $111 million if the salary cap increases.
James signing with the Lakers inspired a lot of reaction on social media marketing:
Bron got PAID pic.twitter.com/RXBjhKZX7U
DraftKings Sportsbook @DKSportsbook
LeBron at this time pic.twitter.com/ovwHLVmK1I
FanDuel Sportsbook @FDSportsbook
THIS GONNA HAPPEN IN LA. LETS GOOOOO pic.twitter.com/fd8UcoRBP1
Hi haters pic.twitter.com/56X8cWW4Vp
Bronny jr to LAL confirmed pic.twitter.com/jTdatRfqkg
LETS GOOOOOOO!!!! WWWWW pic.twitter.com/WzFxpQz7Ai
All LeBron sees is pic.twitter.com/CFjNRSUERP
Most guaranteed career earnings (millions):
$532 LeBron James
$499 Kevin Durant
$470 Steph Curry
$450 Damian Lillard
Bleacher Report @BleacherReport
$532M in guaranteed money
Bron after becoming the highest-earning player in NBA history pic.twitter.com/QRFHVkX35K
First words after signing the contract pic.twitter.com/TqfM8ycqF5
Nathaniel Clark @Ohionate97
It really is notable that LeBron gets the player option for 2024-25 because then his son, Bronny, might be a rookie in the NBA. James has consistently talked about attempting to play alongside his son at the sport’s highest level, and the ball player option could present the chance to sign with whichever team drafts Bronny.
For the present time, though, the elder James will undoubtedly be chasing the fifth championship of his career on the Lakers.