Although preparing to enter the 18th season of his career, LeBron James is ready to extend this number to 20, with the Lakers entering the stage of defending the championship.
Series may LeBron James’ “reign” in the Los Angeles Lakers was officially extended by 2 more seasons. According to information from reputable journalist Shams Charania, LeBron has accepted a 2-year contract extension worth $ 85 million with the purple yellow team.
James’s agent Rich Paul also confirmed this news with the media
LeBron James‘s previous contract signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 was for four seasons and was worth $ 153 million. Now, with a 2-year extension, “the king” will be part of the purple yellow shirt team until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Interestingly, the year 2022 is also the time when LeBron’s son Bronny James graduated from high school. At that time, the NBA law would most likely allow Bronny to attend the NBA Draft, opening up the prospect of LeBron playing with his son in the same shirt.
In addition to opening up the possibility of playing with his son, LeBron James’s decision to stay in the Los Angeles Lakers until the end of 2023 will most likely involve the max contract that Anthony Davis is considering.
LeBron and Anthony are two crucial factors in the last NBA 2020 championship
So keeping both these players at least three more seasons will be what the Lakers need to do to nurture their ambition to win for many years. This year is 35 years old and about to enter his 18th season in the NBA, but LeBron James is still in his prime.
He helped the Lakers to win the championship with the NBA Finals MVP title and led the entire NBA in assists (10.2 assists/game). Along with that, James averaged 25.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, finishing second in the race to the MVP title after Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Being happy in the Los Angeles Lakers and agreeing with the collective direction of the purple yellow shirt, LeBron James is confident in his ability to successfully defend the championship. After LeBron James has been extended, the next goal for the Los Angeles Lakers is to close his contract with Anthony Davis.
Completing this, the Lakers will be able to enter a new era, where they can compete for the championship in at least three seasons.