LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers consent to 2-year, $97.1 million augmentation that incorporates third year player choice

The expansion, which incorporates a 15% exchange kicker, makes James the most elevated procuring player in NBA history with $532 million in profession ensured cash, outperforming Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant.

James is ineligible to be exchanged during the forthcoming 2022-23 season in light of the fact that the second year of his expansion surpasses a 5% raise.

The Lakers missed the end of the season games in 2022, notwithstanding James averaging 30.3 focuses, 8.2 bounce back and 6.2 helps. Wounds restricted James to 56 games.

LeBron turns into the most noteworthy acquiring player in NBA history

James, who turns 38 on Dec. 30, is limited to signing a two-year extension because he will be 38 or older when his current deal expires

James is ineligible for a no-trade clause because he agreed on an extension -- not a new deal.

But the new contract's starting salary of $46.7 million, the 15% trade kicker and James' stature as one of history's great players likely make him a Laker for as long as he chooses.