August 8, 2022

LeBron James and LA Lakers chiefs have ‘PRODUCTIVE dialogue’ over his future with the star eligible to develop into an unrestricted free agent after this season

  • LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers have begun talks on a contract extension
  • Lakers star James can signal an extension for as much as two years value $97.1million
  • James’ agent Wealthy Paul reportedly described the primary day of talks as ‘productive’

Thursday marked the primary day LeBron James and the Los Angles Lakers may start discussions on a contract extension and so they reportedly went nicely.

James is at present set to be a free agent when his contract expires on the finish of the upcoming 2022-2023 season. 

The Lakers star reportedly met with the membership’s vice chairman and common supervisor Rob Pelinka Thursday to talk about his future. James’ agent and chief of Klutch Sports activities Wealthy Paul said that negotiations had been nonetheless ongoing however the referred to as the primary day of talks ‘productive’, in accordance with ESPN

LeBron James and Los Angeles Lakers began talks on a contract extension Thursday

Lakers VP/GM Rob Pelinka (left) and new head coach Darvin Ham (right) were both involved

Lakers VP/GM Rob Pelinka (left) and new head coach Darvin Ham (proper) had been each concerned

The report claims that new Lakers coach Darvin Ham was additionally concerned on the Lakers’ observe facility in El Segundo. 

James who turns 38 in December, is eligible to signal a two-year contract for as much as $97.1million if he needs to remain in Los Angeles. 

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It’s believed that James has no intention of leaving the Lakers till no less than 2024 when his oldest son ‘Bronny’ Lebron James Jr. shall be eligible for the draft. 

LeBron James with agent and CEO of Klutch sports Rich Paul spotted together at in 2018

LeBron James with agent and CEO of Klutch sports activities Wealthy Paul noticed collectively at in 2018

Even at his superior age James has remained probably the most unstoppable gamers within the recreation, no matter enjoying much less video games with a purpose to try to keep his health. 

Final season James averaged a formidable 30.3 factors ppg, 6.2 assists, and eight.2 rebounds whereas enjoying in 56 video games. He additionally averaged 37.2 minutes per recreation, which is the best he has recorded because the 2016-2017 season in Cleveland.

James stays dedicated to the group however would think about leaving in 2024 when his oldest son, 17-year-old Bronny James (Lebron James Jr.), turns into eligible for the NBA Draft, per Marc Stein.

Bronny is at present a senior at Sierra Canyon highschool and most not too long ago performed within the Peach Invitational the place he averaged 17.8 factors, 5.6 assists and 5.2 rebounds taking pictures 44% from three level vary. 

Lebron and Bronny James pictured here following Sierra Canyon postseason victory

 Lebron and Bronny James pictured right here following Sierra Canyon postseason victory