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LeBron James signed a 2-year, $97.1 million contract with the Lakers | National

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers through the 2024-25 season, his agent announced Wednesday.

Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said the league-max deal makes James the highest-paid player in NBA history. His new deal includes a player option that would keep the second-leading scorer in NBA history with the Lakers past his 40th birthday in December 2024.

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