LeBron James swears loyalty to the Lakers and makes history
It had been in the works for some time, but it now seems to have been done: LeBron James has signed up, according to his agent Rich Paul, for two more seasons at the Los Angeles Lakers, i.e. until June 2025. This XXL contract allows him to be able on the one hand to evolve in the NBA until his eldest son Bronny potentially takes his first steps there, but also, to become the highest paid player in the history of the American league.
Since 2018 and his arrival at the Los Angeles Lakerswhich was supposed to revive the NBA title hopes of Angelinoswho ran behind the trophy larry O’Brien since 2010, LeBron James succeeded ten years later in winning the Lakers. Indeed, in the Orlando bubble in 2020, King James offered, accompanied by his lieutenant Anthony Davis, the 17th NBA title in franchise history and won his fourth personal title. Enough to allow him to equal Shaquille O’Nealformer glory of The bone Angeles Lakers, and get closer to the five champion rings of Kobe Bryanttrue legend of Purple and Goldtragically passed away in January 2020.
A close friend of LeBron James stung him on his legacy at the Lakers
And according to someone close to LeBron James, namely the former player of Cleveland Riders in the person of richard Jefferson, King James still has a lot to prove in The bone Angeles Lakers in order to claim to enter the pantheon of this historic NBA franchise. “LeBron hasn’t done enough in a Lakers jersey to make this list. Bron’s been there four years, right? Of those four years, they didn’t go to the postseason twice. One year they lost in the first round, and the next they won the title. There hasn’t been a consistent level of excellence, and that’s what it takes to make this list. Not to be brilliant on one season, and to throw away on the other”. Here is the testimony that the friend of james recently delivered in remarks reported by Let’s Talk Basketball.
Finally, LeBron James extends to the Lakers until 2025 for a contract at 95.5M€
On Wednesday evening, Adrian Wojnarowski dropped a new “Woj Bomb”. On his account Twitterthe journalist ofESPN revealed that James james had taken the decision to accept the contract proposal formulated by the front office of the Los Angeles Lakers and therefore to extend his appointment for two additional years when his ended in June 2023. For this extension, King James will receive €95.5 million with a player option for 2024/2025. This is indeed what Rich Paul, president of Klutch Sports and representative of James jamestold ESPN. The current contract LeBron James promised him €43.7 million for his last year next season. And always according Adrian Wojnarowskithe €95.5m contract could reach €109m if the salary cap for the 2023/2024 season reaches a significantly higher figure.
BREAKING: Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has agreed on a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension – including a player option for the 2024-2025 season, @KlutchSports CEO Rich Paul tells ESPN. James had been entering final year of deal worth $44.5M.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 17, 2022
LeBron James writes his legend by becoming the highest paid player in NBA history
Over the next two seasons, James james will therefore receive pharaonic revenues of €95.5 million in total. And for its player option which could thus bind it an additional year to The bone Angeles Lakers, i.e. until June 2025, a percentage of 15% is to be noted on the salary question. Thanks to this new contract, James james will once again leave its mark on the NBA, but this time in an economical and non-sporting way. Throughout his career, LeBron James will therefore have raised €523 million guaranteed. Enough to make him the highest paid player in NBA history since he just exceeds Kevin Durant.