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LeBron James agrees new LA Lakers deal – report

James will hope to play alongside his son Bronny in LA

LeBron James

LeBron James has agreed a two-year deal to remain with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN.

The 39-year-old entered free agency at the weekend but the noises from the James camp were that he always intended to stay with the franchise, particularly after they drafted his son Bonny last week.

Adrian Wojnarowski says the two-year deal is worth a maximum $104million and includes a player option for the 2025-26 season and a no-trade clause.

Despite his age, James remains one of the stand-out players in the NBA.

He averaged 25.7 points, 8.3 assists and 7.3 rebounds last season. Only he, Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic averaged at least 25, 8 and 7.

But it was not enough to push the Lakers past the first round of the play-offs as they fell to the Denver Nuggets.

James is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time with his list of achievements lengthy.

  • Most points in the NBA
  • Most points in the post season in the NBA
  • Most steals in the post season in the NBA
  • Most free throws in the post season in the NBA
  • Most appearances on an All-Star team
  • Most all-NBA selections
  • Most first-team All-NBA selections


James has won the NBA title four times – twice with the Miami Heat, once with the Cleveland Cavaliers and then with the Lakers in 2020.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.