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LeBron James signs 2-year extension with Lakers, makes NBA history: report

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LeBron James reportedly agreed to a two-year contract extension with his Lakers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

According to ESPN, the deal is worth his $97.1 million, which includes a 15% trade his kicker. The deal would make him the highest-paid player in his NBA history, and with just a guarantee from the league, he's $532 million and currently in Brooklyn. Passing Durant.

The deal clears any speculation as to what James will do next. He had just one year left on his current contract with the Lakers.


Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James goes to the basket during the first half against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Dec. 10, 2021, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James will play in the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 10. Enter the basket in the first half of the game with. 2021 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Over the past few months, James has been mulling the idea of ​​teaming up with Golden's Stephen Curry. James has even hinted that he is open to returning to the State Warriors, or even the Cleveland Cavaliers, which he has hinted at.

, was asked who to team with.

"In today's game? Well, I have my mother in the game today, and it's Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry is the player I want to play with in today's game. The game. … now. , it's Steph,' said James. ``I love everything about that guy. You better protect him from the moment he gets out of the car, you better protect him--.when he gets out of bed you might want to protect him. No. I swear to God.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) is defended by Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, during the first half in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2022.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, 6, is guarded by Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson, right, during the first half in Los Angeles on Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LeBron James, Jason Tatum, Steph Curry Draymond Green Wedding Guests{74 Around the All-Star break, James said he wanted to play with his son, Bronnie, and mentioned the possibility of returning to the Cavaliers if and when he reached professional level. } "I'm not saying the door is closed on that. I'm not saying I'll come back and play. I don't know. I don't know what my future holds. I don't even know when. I is free,' he said via The Athletic. said.

Cast member LeBron James attends a premiere for the film "Hustle" in Los Angeles on June 1, 2022.

Cast member LeBron James attends movie premiere Los Angeles, June 1, 2022.(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

"LeBron is not going anywhere. He's got Hollywood now." He got the movie. He has so many contacts here. If he goes to Cleveland or Miami or anywhere else "He has to stay here. He's spending the rest of his life with the Lakers...he's going to play 13 more years."

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James is about to pass Kareem Abdul Jabbar. All-time leading scorer in NBA history. He won his fourth championship in Los Angeles during the coronavirus-affected 2019-2020 season.

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