In this file picture taken on October 11, 2020, LeBron James (C) of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with teammates after successful the 2020 NBA Championship in Game Six at CreationHealth Arena in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Douglas P. DeFelice / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP
Reigning NBA finals MVP LeBron James, who will flip 36 this month, has agreed to a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Rich Paul mentioned on Wednesday.
The extension means James will make $39.2 million subsequent season and might be a Laker by the 2022-23 season, American sports activities broadcaster ESPN reported Paul as saying.
James will even make $41.1 million in 2021-22 and $44.5 million in 2022-23. By the time his contract ends he could have performed 20 years within the NBA.
Last season, James averaged 25.3 factors and led the NBA in assists with 10.2 per recreation.
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James was named playoff MVP after the Lakers beat the Miami Heat in six video games for the NBA championship.
He turned the primary participant in NBA historical past to win the award with three completely different groups. He additionally was finals MVP with the Heat in 2012 and 2013 and with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016.
James enters his 18th NBA season in 2020-21 ranked third on the NBA’s all-time scoring listing with 34,241 factors, behind solely Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387).