LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent told ESPN and The Athletic. The league-maximum 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, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said Wednesday. James is headed into the final year of his most recent deal with the Lakers, who signed the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player and four-time league champion in July 2018.
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Pau Gasol was key to NBA championship teams in 2009 and 2010, his first two full seasons with the Lakers. He will be the 10th Laker to have his jersey retired.