LeBron James Becomes Highest Paid NBA Player in History

LeBron James has become the highest paid NBA player ever. Yesterday James agreed to a two-year extension to his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in a deal worth $97.1 million. The contract takes James to $532 million in guaranteed career earnings which gives him the highest pay in terms of salary in the league’s history. The deal also includes a player option for the 2024/25 season which means he’ll be able to opt out of the final year of the contract if he no longer wishes to stay with the team. Before the contract, James was set to become a free agent next year.