LeBron James has signed a two-year contract extension definitely worth the most $85 million to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers by way of the 2022-23 season, his agent, Wealthy Paul, informed Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The 35-year-old LeBron James is recent off successful his fourth NBA championship with the Lakers in October, defeating the Miami Warmth in six video games to finish a 2019-20 season that was prolonged to 354 days in complete as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Teaming up with Anthony Davis in his second yr with the Lakers, LeBron James averaged 25.three factors and a league-leading 10.2 assists per recreation to create one of the crucial feared dynamic duos within the NBA.
Thought of the best participant of this era and one of many absolute best of all-time, LeBron James has averaged no less than 25 factors per recreation over in every of the final 16 seasons.
LeBron Jamesturns 36 years previous on Dec. 30, simply over one week after the beginning of the 2020-21 NBA season that may characteristic his Lakers enjoying the Los Angeles Clippers on opening evening, Dec. 22.
Three days later, they’ll be aside of the NBA’s loaded Christmas Day matchup the place they’ll host the Dallas Mavericks.
The Lakers are one of many favorites to win the 2021 NBA championship this season, which might be the franchise’s 18th all-time.
When James’ contract does expire in 2023, he’ll be nearing his 39th birthday whereas his son, Bronny might be graduating highschool and will make the leap straight to the NBA if the league and gamers’ affiliation amend the high-school-to-pro rule. LeBron James made the leap from highschool to the professionals in 2003 the place he was the first-overall decide by the Cleveland Cavaliers out of St. Vincent-St. Mary Excessive Faculty in Akron, OH.
Ought to his son make that leap to the NBA, James may signal with the group that drafts Bronny to create a star-studded father-son duo for the 2023-24 season.