LeBron James in recent hours struck a two-year deal to renew with the Los Angeles Lakers through 2025. As things stand now, between 2023 and 2025 King will earn a total of $97.1 million guaranteed, which may become as much as $111 as the salary cap increases.
These figures lead LeBron to a total of $532 million earned in his career from his NBA contracts. Surpassed Kevin Durant, who headed this special ranking. James is thus now the highest-paid player in history, and in recent months, thanks to the many extra-basketball activities he owns, he had become the first active NBA athlete to reach $1 billion in assets.
The two-year, $97.1M extension, which includes a 15 percent trade kicker, makes LeBron James the highest earning player in NBA history with $532M in guaranteed money. He surpasses Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant. pic.twitter.com/UUHMspiKZp
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 17, 2022