The Lakers and their fans were anxiously awaiting two big signings before resuming the season. And in this December 2, it is still not the signature ofAnthony Davis which made the news, but that of LeBron James. At 35, at the end of a season crowned by a title of champion and MVP of the finals, the King still does not seem to feel the weight of the years. Suites of a free agency intense and hectic, everyone expected to see James and Davis extend at the Angelinos. So it’s done for the first, according to his agent Rich Paul, who signed a two-year extension for $ 85 million.
The Akron native, who will turn 36 this month, turned 25.3 points and 10.2 assists per game last season (league’s top assist). This two-year extension (including one in player option) would take him to a 20me season in the league in 2022-2023. Now stay for the front office of the Lakers to re-sign AD, and there is no doubt that the King’s extension should help both parties see more clearly as to the contract that may be offered to him. Especially since James did not hesitate to display his ambitions for the coming season, while still making some reservations given the exceptional conditions of this 2020-2021 fiscal year.