Reports: LeBron James returns to Lakers for Year 22

Published July 3, 2024, 8:40 PMNBA.com Philippines Staff

LeBron's Year 22 will be with the Lake Show. Photo (c) Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James is staying put for the Los Angeles Lakers.


Per multiple reports, James intends to sign a two-year max extension with the Lakers. According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the deal will be worth $104 million for two years.



The deal likewise has a player option and no trade clause.

LeBron is entering his seventh season with the Lakers, which will tie his longest consecutive stint with a single team.


James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers. He played four seasons when he took his talents to the Heat, and then played another four seasons during his second run with the Cavaliers.


LeBron went to the Lakers for the 2018-19 season and won the NBA title a year later. He is coming off Year 21 where he averaged 25.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.3 assists.