According to Rich Paul, CEO of Klutch Sports, LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract deal with a player option for the 2024–25 season.
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James surpasses Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant to become the highest-paid player in NBA history thanks to the agreement, which comes with a 15% trade kicker and $532 million in career guaranteed money.
Because James consented to an extension rather than a new contract, he is ineligible for a no-trade clause. However, James will most certainly remain a Laker for as long as he pleases thanks to the new contract’s beginning salary of $46.7 million, the 15% trade kicker, and his status as one of the greatest players in history.
James, who was approaching the end of his $44.5 million contract, now has the same options as All-Star Anthony Davis to either sign a new deal with the Lakers or become a free agent in two seasons.
With the agreement, the four-time NBA champion, MVP, and 18-time All-Star allays fears that he might sign a free agent contract the next summer. James, the focal point of the Lakers’ aspirations of contending, is still an All-NBA player despite being close to 38 years old.