LEBRON JAMES has signed a massive new contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 37-year-old NBA icon has agreed to a two-year extension worth a whopping $97.1 million.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Twitter Wednesday afternoon.
LeBron had entered the final year of his $44.5 million deal with Los Angeles.
He has now agreed a deal that will keep him at Tinseltown through the 2024-25 season.
LeBron is now the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in guaranteed earnings, Wojnarowski added.
James could have been a free agent next summer and has faced uncertainty about his future this season.
But the NBA superstar is said to be very settled in Los Angeles.
Things weren’t so settled on the court with back-to-back bad seasons for the Lakers.
The four-time MVP moved to LA in 2018 and helped the Lakers win the NBA title in 2020.
He has also won two championships with the Miami Heat and one with his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 37-year-old is a four-time MVP and an 18-time All Star in the league.
He’s gearing up for season 20 and chasing a fifth title.
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