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Lebron James agrees 2-year maximum contract extension with LA Lakers

LeBron James has agreed to a maximum two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers

James, a four-time NBA champion and the reigning Finals MVP, is coming off a championship with the Lakers. He won titles with three different teams (Miami Heats and Cleveland Cavaliers) and is the first player in history to be named finals MVP with three different franchises.

The 16-time all-star averaged 25.3 points, a league-leading 10.2 assists, 7.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in the shortened 2020 season.

In the playoffs, he shot 56 percent from the field as he led the Lakers to their first title since 2010.

Over his 17-year career, James, who turns 36 on December 30, has averaged 27.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.6 steals.

LeBron James contract with the Lakers runs through 2023 when his son, Bronny Jr, graduates high school and could have the option to enter the NBA Draft if the league and NBPA change the high school Pro Rule.

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