Antetokounmpo: "I never wanted to disrespect LeBron James"



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Antetokounmpo: "I never wanted to disrespect LeBron James"

Giannis Antetokounmpo, three years later, wanted to talk about the fact that concerned him and the Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. The Bucks player talks about his triple scoring in the fourth quarter of that game against the Lakers, followed by the coronation gesture.

The same Antetokounmpo who mimics the act of placing a crown on one's head. Gianni explained: "That gesture was not against LeBron at all. No. Nothing to do with LeBron: my surname means crown. Adétòkunbò can mean the king / the crown that comes from the sea."

LeBron's new contract

LeBron James, star of the Los Angeles Lakers has decided to extend his agreement with the Californian franchise for a further two years, moving the expiration of his contract from 2023 to 2025.

James will earn 97.1 million dollars in the two-year period, with the possibility thanks to a player option to become a free agent in 2024. James will continue his adventure at the Lakers at least in the next two years, trying to attack the fifth NBA title of his career.

That year, LeBron's eldest son, Bronny, with whom James has always said he wanted to play in the NBA before retiring, could arrive in the NBA through the Draft. This new agreement, which according to the expected increase in the NBA's salary cap could rise up to 111 million dollars, would therefore allow him to be free in the summer of 2024, being able to sign with the team that will choose Bronny in the career draft.

His first contract with Nike was worth almost 90 million dollars and the relationship with the Oregon brand was consolidated even more in 2015, when the two parties decided to sign a contract that will bind James for life with the company.

and which according to some estimates will bring the athlete a billion dollars in earnings. In March 2008, he became the first black man and third overall after Richard Gere and George Clooney to appear on the cover of Vogue with supermodel Gisele Bündchen.