NBA 2020-21: LeBron James signs a new $85m deal with the Champions LA Lakers; check contract details

NBA 2020-21: 16x NBA All-Star, 4x NBA Champion, 4x MVP, 4x NBA Finals MVP, 16x All-NBA team LeBron James has signed a new 2-year, $85 million deal with the champions LA Lakers.

“King” James joined the 2018-19 season. In just one year, with the addition of Anthony Davis, LeBron James led the LA Lakers to an NBA title. He averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists last season as he led them to the championship.

LeBron James has largely been known for his vision and scoring ability.

After spending four seasons with the Miami Heat – where he won back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013 – James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014.

He spent four years there, leading the franchise to its first title in 2016, before deciding to join the Lakers two years later.

In 67 regular games last season, James averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 10.2 assists per game. He was named MVP of the NBA Finals after averaging 29.8 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 8.5 assists in six games against the Heat.

Two year extension for LeBron James:

2021/22 $41,180,544 (replaces $41,002,274)

2022/23 $44,474,988

His contract runs through 2023 — when his son, Bronny, graduates high school and could have the option to enter the NBA Draft if the league and NBPA change the high school-to-pro rule.
LeBron James can receive a 105% increase of his 2020/21 salary ($39.2M) and is not restricted by the 35% max rule ($39.3M) for the 2021/22 salary cap.

LeBron James will have $435M in career on-court earnings at the end of this extension.

He is also often considered as the greatest of all time alongside Micheal Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar. James has played a total of 1265 games in his career.

He averages 27.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists in his career throughout. He will turn 36 this year and shows no signs of slowing down.

LeBron James was drafted as the 1st pick in the 2003 NBA Draft.