LeBron James angling for multi-year deal with Lakers

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According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, LeBron James is angling to opt-in to his $51.4 million player option and sign a two-year max extension. James would then be under contract with the LakeShow for three more seasons.

The 39-year-old forward has spent six seasons with the Lakers, and a new deal could solidify him finishing his career with the Purple and Gold.

Despite his age, James still plays at an elite level, averaging 25/7/8 on 52/40/74 shooting splits. He has also been healthy, appearing in 51 of the team’s 59 games thus far.

While James is one of the greatest players ever, there is a risk to a multi-year max contract at his age. It would also be a maximum contract that would pay James $60 million annually. 

One significant injury to a player nearing 40 could end a career. However, Father Time has not caught up to James yet, and he works hard with conditioning to avoid injuries.

James and Anthony Davis are still among the best duos in the league. Re-signing James would keep this duo together as they work towards a second title together and the 18th in Lakers history.

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