Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has agreed to a two-year extension with the team worth $97.1 million, ESPN reported Wednesday.
The contract includes an option to extend him for another year through the 2024-25 season, said his agent Rich Paul.
James, who was in the final season of his current contract worth $44.5 million, said in December that he would turn 38 and, as he will be over 38 when the contract expires, he will be out for two years. limited to signing an extension of
This contract extension sees him, a four-time NBA champion and his MVP, reach his $532 million career guarantee and Brooklyn's Nets forward Kevin He will pass Durant to become the highest-earning player in NBA history.
In February, James refuted speculation that he was considering a move from the underperforming Lakers, saying he intended to stay with the team for as long as he could play.
The Lakers missed his 2022 playoffs despite James averaging 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists. Injuries limited him to 56 games.
(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska of him in Gdansk, edited by Ed Osmond)