American basketball player LeBron James has agreed to extend his contract with NBA club Los Angeles Lakers for another two years.
The new contract will bring him a total net income of 97.1 million euros. The Associated Press learned about it from his agent.
Rich Paul from sports agency Klutch Sports announced that James is the highest-paid player in NBA history, ahead of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry, thanks to the league’s highest earnings.
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His new contract includes a player option that will keep the second-leading scorer in Lakers history on his 40th birthday in December 2024.
Barring an injury, James is likely to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the leading scorer in NBA history this winter.
The four-time NBA MVP, four-time league champion, and the Lakers are already in contention for another title after the 2021/2022 season ended without the playoffs.
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James has missed most of the season with injuries in three of his four seasons with the Lakers. The possibility of a contract extension has been discussed for a long time, and his family has settled in Los Angeles, where 17-year-old eldest son Bronny plays college basketball.
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