The striker has a two-year contract extension on his hands
If the extension is rejected, LeBron will be a free agent next summer.
The next December 30 will fill 38 years old, but james lebron He is still the king of the NBA. The Akron striker is already accumulating in his hand four NBA championship rings, and the word “withdrawal” does not enter, at least, into the realm of the short term.
LeBron will start his fifth season con Los Angeles Lakers, that they will practically pay you $45 million, an astronomical figure but cushioned by the Los Angeles franchise to the last penny. 22/23 is currently the last season signed by the King. And from this unknown, the world of the NBA begins to flinch, waiting for the decision made by James.
LeBron, at the keys of the Lakers since 2018
And it is that, from the United States, we speak of a possible extension that the Lakers are going to ask their franchise player. A proposal of two seasons and an amount close to 100 million dollars. Regarding the duration of the contract, the rule of the league must be taken into account. does not allow longer contracts to be offered players over the age of 38. LeBron scored in Los Angeles with the Keys of the franchise from day one: he built teams with big names in the league that ended up failing, but he also built an ambitious and competitive block that helped him win his fourth championship in 2020.
The door of a possible return to Cleveland, open
The player has not publicly shown his desire to leave the Lakers and this pushes the Californian franchise to maintain a certain optimism, which he longs for LeBron to play with them when he turns 40. But just like in 2014, the player’s roots with the Cleveland Cavaliers lets you dream of a career ending on the team that selected you in the 2003 draft.
Extension or free agency release in 2023
In any case, LeBron James hasn’t given any hints about his future yet. but events are expected to occur in the coming months. In the event of rejection of the most likely contract extension offered to him by the Lakers, the King will be the great claim of the free agency next summer, in which players of the stature of Kyrie Irving, James Harden or Khris Middleton. A Russell Westbrook whose future seems far away at the Lakers is also ending his contract. If the Californians managed to place it at the base of the Brooklyn Nets, a rumor that is gaining weight with each passing day, the Lakers would score a little to try, that LeBron, continues to wear purple at least until 2025.