LeBron James has agreed a mammoth contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers that will make him the highest-earning player in NBA history.
The 37-year-old’s management agency, Klutch Sports Group, said the two-year extension was worth $97.1million (£80.6million).
In a post on Twitter, Klutch’s official account said, “Congratulations @KingJames on your 2 year extension for $97.1 million and becoming the highest paid player in NBA history!”
The extension will take James’ career-guaranteed earnings to $532m (£441.6m) via Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant.
James joined the Lakers from the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018.
He secured his fourth championship with the Lakers’ victory in the NBA Finals over the Miami Heat in 2020.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/lebron-james-nba-kevin-durant-twitter-miami-heat-b2147340.html LeBron James remains a Los Angeles Laker with £80.6million contract extension