LeBron James signs new deal with LA Lakers but what does it mean for him?

The American basketball superstar recently put pen to paper on a new extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, one that ensured his entry into the record books as the highest earning NBA player of all time, surpassing Kevin Durant.

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LeBron James' new deal with the LA Lakers makes him the highest earning NBA star of all time surpassing Kevin Durant 3

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN recently reported about James’ two-year extension with the Los Angeles outfit that would see him earn $97.1million over the course of the two years.

The extension makes James the highest-earning player in the history of the NBA, with $532million in guaranteed money. Not only is the amount astronomical even in a sports tournament as lucrative as the NBA, but it is also one that will go down in the history books as the LA Lakers super star surpassed Kevin Durant, who led the list of the highest-paid players of all time in the NBA before the four-time NBA champion went past him.

The much awarded 37-year-old veteran who is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time and one of the modern stalwarts of the game signed a deal with the LA Lakers that would see him at the franchise until the 2024/25 season.

HOW LONG WILL JAMES BE STAYING WITH THE LAKERS?

Reports also suggest that the new deal also has an option for an additional year to be added after the contract runs out, meaning that the four-time MVP might stay in the City of Angels until as long as 2026.

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The LA Lakers small forward who has been at Los Angeles since 2018 and won the NBA Championship with the outfit as recently as in 2020, will look to replicate his success from two years ago in order to justify the astronomical amount of money and faith put in him even at the twilight of his legendary career, and win another Ring before he hangs his boots up.

A fifth Championship Ring will boost his argument as the greatest NBA star of all time even further.

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