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LeBron James signs $97 million contract extension with Lakers

LeBron James will play for the Lakers for at least two more seasons.

According to multiple reports, James signed a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Lakers, with his three-year option for 2024-25. The timeline of the deal has been adjusted so that James can become a free agent in 2024 or 2025, and his son Bronnie (7) will start college in 2023.) will go to the league. Jameshas previously expressed his desire to play with Bronny.

After a dismal 2021-22 season, there was some speculation about the direction of the Lakers, but James, his agent Rich Paul, general manager Rob Pelinka, and new coach A recent meeting ham between Durbin seems to have helped.

LeBron James is signing a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Lakers.
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James, 37, enters his 20th season in the NBA and his fifth in LA. Adding to the 2020 bubble, the stint was mostly disappointing when the Lakers failed to win a playoff series outside of Disney World when he led the Lakers to their first championship since 2010.

Frank Vogel was fired as the team's coach last season, making way for Hamm, who was an assistant coach with the Bucks.