Los Angeles Lakers sign LeBron James to $104 million deal!

Sources of have confirmed that LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have reached a deal for the next 2 years. The deal is a $104 million contract for a one-player option and a no-trade clause for 2025-26.

The $104 million deal would put the Lakers approximately $1 million over the league’s new punitive salary second apron and significantly limit the team’s roster flexibility. James’ agent, Rich Paul, CEO of Klutch Sports, was working with Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka to agree on taking $1 million or less than the max to keep Los Angeles under the $188.9 million second apron.

Lakers sign LeBron James

The Lakers on Wednesday agreed to add Bronny James Jr. — The 55th selection player in this year’s draft — to his rookie contract, a league source told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. He has agreed to a four-year, $7.9 million deal for a team option in the fourth year.

First father-son duo in league history

Bronny James will join his father on the Lakers roster, becoming the first father-son duo in league history to play in the NBA. LeBron James, who turns 40 on December 30, is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. He is the only player to surpass 40,000 career points. He also ranks fourth in assists, eighth in steals, eighth in 3-pointers, and third in free throws.

The Lakers have failed to advance past the first round for the fourth time in their 6 seasons in Los Angeles. Before joining the Lakers, LeBron James coached the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, leading them to the NBA Finals for 8 consecutive years and winning at least 1 playoff series in 13 successive seasons.

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