News Sports: LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent announced Wednesday.
Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the maximum deal makes James the highest-paid player in NBA history. His new contract includes a player option that will retain the second top scorer in NBA history with the Lakers after his 40th birthday in December 2024.
If injured, James will surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s top scorer this winter. James and the Lakers are also still hoping to be able to compete for another title if James and Anthony Davis can return to health after the injury 2021-22 season ends without a playoff spot.
Although his contract status has inspired a lot of off-season talk, James is unlikely to leave after spending the last four seasons of his 19-year career with the legend. Lakers. His family is based in Los Angeles, where his eldest son, Bronny, is a 17-year-old senior and college basketball prospect who is playing at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth. He has sometimes said that he intends to play on the same team as Bronny when his son arrives in the NBA. Although there are many hurdles between young James and the NBA, he could be eligible to play in the summer of 2024.