Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is reportedly set to sign a four-year extension with the team, which would make him the highest-paid player in NBA history.
According to several U.S. media outlets, James will extend his contract with the Lakers until 2025, making him the highest paid player in NBA history over the course of a career.
The deal is said to be worth $209 million over four years—with $38 million guaranteed in 2020-21 and $41 million guaranteed in 2021-22.
The contract would make James the highest-paid player in league history at $35.3 million per season and would keep him with the Lakers through his age 38 season.
James' decision to remain with the Lakers was conveyed in a meeting with team president Magic Johnson, who made it clear that James will be a Laker for life. James' camp had been negotiating with the Lakers for weeks and he was encouraged by their commitment to winning.
He also wants to play with his son Bronny, who will be eligible for the NBA draft in 2024.