Thursday, August 4, was the first day LeBron James qualified to sign a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 2022-23 season will be his last on his current contract, and many wondered if he could leave the Lakers at the end of it.
After all, the Lakers don’t look like a championship contender with their current roster.
But lately, the prospect of James staying at Purple Gold has been looking better and better.
Brian Windhorst, an ESPN reporter who had followed him since his school days, felt that he won’t leave LA.
James reportedly met with the Lakers on Thursday and had a “productive” discussion.
The four-time champion could sign a two-year, $97.1 million deal. The NBA thinks that James finally sign such a deal with the second year being a player option.
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