LeBron James agrees to a $97.1M extension with the Lakers

2022-08-17T21:16:39+00:00 2022-08-17T21:16:39+00:00.

Aris Barkas

17/Aug/22 21:16


LeBron James extended his contract with the Lakers getting one of the biggest deals in the NBA history

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

LeBron James has agreed on a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Lakers, including a player option for the 2024-2025 season, per multiple reports.

James had been entering the final year of a deal worth $44.5M. The new deal can increase to $111 million, depending on the rise of the 2023-24 salary cap.

The contract reportedly includes a player option for the 2024-25 season, matching that of teammate Anthony Davis, and a 15% trade kicker. It would bring James’s potential guaranteed career earnings north of $500 million, edging Kevin Durant of the Nets for the largest sum in NBA history.