LeBron James becomes highest-earning NBA player in history

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension that also has a player option for a third season, ESPN reported on Wednesday, citing Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul.

The extension makes James the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in career guaranteed money, surpassing Kevin Durant, ESPN said.  

James’ contract extension also includes a 15% trade kicker.  

According to ESPN player stats, James has won four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, three All-Star MVP awards.

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