Basketball Fans Key In On One Specific Part Of LeBron James’ Massive New Deal With The Lakers

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Apparently LeBron James has been doing a lot more in recent days than just enjoying being a dad. James made headlines this week over tweets regarding his sons, Bryce and Bronny. Particular over the Bronny’s future as new broke that the eldest James son may be headed to Oregon to play college basketball.

But the focus shifted more toward the four-time NBA MVP on Wednesday afternoon as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that James has agreed to a gargantuan two-year, $97.1 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The superstar was set to enter the final year of his deal in LA in the 2022-23 season and there had been rumors that he could look elsewhere if the Lakers didn’t improve.

James and Los Angeles are in the process of trying to land superstar Kyrie Irving from the Brooklyn Nets according to recent reports. Though fellow star Russell Westbrook has reportedly held that deal up.

Injuries hampered James significantly in 2021-22. He played just 56 games as the Lakers missed the NBA playoffs. Though he was remarkably effective when he did play. James averaged 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists over those 56 games.

Fans were a bit surprised that both he, and the Lakers, committed to the deal so soon.

James has been adamant about playing alongside his son Bronny, who will be eligible for the 2024 NBA Draft. That made fans take note of one specific part of his new deal.

The last NBA seasons have not been kind to the Los Angeles Lakers.

But locking down perhaps the greatest player of all-time has to be considered a big win.