Since joining the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James has been a fundamental piece to the franchise’s success. In two seasons, he has averaged 26.3 points, 9.3 assists, and 8.1 rebounds per game. In addition, he helped Los Angeles secure their first NBA Championship since their 2009-10 run.
On Wednesday, James and the Lakers agreed on a two-year, $85 million extension. The deal allows him to remain with Los Angeles through the 2023 season; the same year in which his son, Bronny James, will be graduating high school. James Jr. currently ranks 24th on ESPN’s Recruit Rankings for the class of 2023.
The Lakers are continuing to look forward, as James expressed optimism about his team’s chances at repeating their success from the previous season. The team ranked in the top 12 when it came to scoring, rebounding, and assists last season.