For two decades LeBron James has been the top benchmark in the NBA and this has led him to be one of the highest paid players in the entire league,
For two decades LeBron James has been the top benchmark in the NBA and this has led him to be one of the highest paid players in the entire league, even today after signing a huge contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Here are the 4 best contracts that LeBron has had throughout his NBA career, becoming one of the highest-earning athletes in history.
The last contract signed by LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers came after getting his third championship ring and was for a total of $99.8 million over three seasons, finally receiving $64.1 million ($32 million per year) because he used his contract option to be a free agent in 2018.
After making the decision to sign with the Lakers in 2018, it was revealed that his four-year deal was worth $153.3 million. He ultimately used his player clause to void the final year of the contract, for which he received $112 million in total ($38.2 million per season).
In what was his second agreement with the Lakers, LeBron assured his presence in the project until the 2022-23 campaign, which remains to be played. He secured a total salary of $85.6 million, which works out to him just over $42.8 million each year.
The agreement reached by LeBron James ensures him for two more seasons with the Lakers, since he will have a valid contract until the 2024-25 season, yes, with a player option to become a free agent. He will mean $97 million for him, that is, $48.5 million per campaign.