Wed. Jul 17th, 2024

LeBron James is giving up his player option for next season’s $51.4 million salary, but Los Angeles Lakers fans can relax. Most reports say LeBron will sign a new deal to stay with the Lakers.

This move likely comes from James’ desire to play alongside his son Bronny, whom the Lakers drafted in the second round this year. If they do suit up together, it would be a historic father-son pairing in the NBA.

The Lakers are showing their commitment to LeBron by offering him a new contract worth up to $162 million over three years.

Despite being in his 20th season, LeBron showed no signs of slowing down last year. He averaged over 25 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds per game, playing a career-high 71 games. He also became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, surpassing 40,000 points!

LeBron’s teammate Anthony Davis respects his decision and trusts they’ll stay in touch throughout the summer. Davis expects to hear about LeBron’s plans directly before any official announcement.