LeBron James: still no agreement with Los Angeles Lakers. James is expected to sign a two-year contract renewal with the Los Angeles Lakers for $ 97.1 million, but there is still no agreement between the player and the club.
LeBron allegedly met Rob Pelinka and new manager Darvn Ham at the team's training ground in El Segundo. The parties will continue to talk about the future to seek agreement. LeBron has until June 30, 2023 to sign the extension that would allow him to earn $ 47 million in 2023-24 and $ 50 million in 2024-25, although it is very likely that for the second season he wants to keep a player option of his own arrangement, so that he can join his son Bronny in case he is chosen in the 2024 Draft.
LeBron James is considered to be one of the best basketball players of all time. As of 2022 he is the second-best scorer in NBA history in the regular season behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, as well as the second in the finals after Jerry West and the first for overall points between the regular season and the playoffs.
With the US national team he participated in three Olympics, winning the bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Games and the gold medal in Beijing 2008 and London 2012. James had a difficult past: he grew up alone with his mother Gloria, while the figure of his father is shrouded in mystery; never having known the parent was, according to James himself, a motivation to constantly improve.
In the playoffs he holds various records including points scored, steals, defensive rebounds and wins. First overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft and named Rookie of the Year in 2004, he won four NBA titles, two with the Miami Heat, one with the Cleveland Cavaliers and one with the Los Angeles Lakers, and as many regular season MVP awards and of the finals.
He has two sons and a daughter born of the relationship with his high school girlfriend, Savannah Brinson, with whom he married on September 14, 2013 in San Diego: the firstborn, LeBron Jr., was born on October 6, 2004; the second, Bryce Maximus, on June 14, 2007, and the youngest, Zhuri, on October 22, 2014.