WEEKENDER: LeBron James Signs $97.1M Deal With Lakers
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The contract is worth $97.1 million and includes a player option for the 2024-25 season. The extension means James is now the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in guaranteed money. Despite approaching 38, James remains an All-NBA level player and the centerpiece of the Lakers’ contention hopes. James was limited to signing a two-year extension due to turning 38 in December. James will be hoping that the Lakers will be able to challenge for the title during the next two years. The Lakers missed the playoffs in 2021-2022, despite James averaging 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists.