LeBron James to remain Los Angeles Laker with $97.1m contract extension

The extension will take the 37-year-old’s career guaranteed earnings to £441.6million.
LeBron James to remain Los Angeles Laker with $97.1m contract extension

By John Besley, PA

LeBron James has come to terms with the Los Angeles Lakers on a mammoth contract extension which will make him the highest-earning player in NBA history.

The 37-year-old’s management agency, Klutch Sports Group, said the two-year extension was worth $97.1million.

In a post on Twitter, Klutch’s official account said: “Congrats @KingJames on your 2 year $97.1 million extension and becoming the highest paid player in the history of the NBA!”

The extension will take James’s career guaranteed earnings past Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant to $532 million.

James joined the Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018.

He secured his fourth championship with the Lakers’ NBA Finals victory over the Miami Heat in 2020.

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