According to media reports, the contract has been extended to $85 million by James Richards and the Lakers. That means James will play for the Lakers at least until 2022-23, when he turns 38.
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James joined the Lakers in 2018 for $154 million over four years, earning an annual salary of $39.22 million for the 2020-21 season, and has a $41 million player option for the 2021-22 season. In other words, James has the right to jump out of his contract and become a full free agent next summer. But it looks like James doesn’t want to do that. He’s not going to leave the Lakers to play for another team.
According to chalania, James has agreed to extend his contract with the Lakers ahead of time, and the two sides will renew a two-year contract worth $85 million. It is worth noting that James and the Lakers extended their contract two years ahead of schedule, which is based on the premise that he is out of the 2021-22 season contract.
In this way, after signing a new contract extension, James will play at least until 2022-23 with the Lakers. James is about to celebrate his 36th birthday, and he will be celebrating his 38th birthday during the 2022-23 season. Meanwhile, 2022-23 will be the 20th season of James’ career.
For the Lakers, although James will turn 36, it is a decision that does not need to be hesitated to renew his contract with the top salary of $85 million for two years. James is the key to the resurgence of the Lakers. It was he who joined the team in the summer of 2018, which opened the curtain for the team’s revival. They later traded for brother busheyebrow. Last season, James averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.2 assists in the regular court, and 27.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the playoffs, leading the Lakers to the championship for the first time since 2010, and James himself won the MVP in the finals.
James not only plays the top player’s performance on the court, but also his great influence off the field, which further improves the brand power of the Lakers. James is definitely worth a two-year $85 million contract from the Lakers.
According to the US media, after James and the Lakers signed a two-year contract extension, it would be the turn of thick eyebrow to renew his contract. The thick eyebrow elder brother becomes the complete free agent this year, although he does not renew the contract with the Laker, but he stays in the team is not any suspense. U.S. media said that after James decided to play three more seasons in the Lakers, thick eyebrow is expected to sign a “2 + 1” contract extension.
In addition, James’ eldest son, brownie, will graduate from high school in 2023. After the league and the players’ Union agree to change the draft age limit, he may directly participate in the NBA draft. We expect James and his son to be in the NBA at the same time. (Sean)
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