The Los Angeles Lakers, led by LeBron James, are already planning their future and therefore must know the intentions of their star. The forward from Akron finishes his contract after the 2022-23 season and, for the moment, he has given no sign of renewing it.
August, a key month
So said Bleacher Report’s Eric Pincus, who said no news is expected until free agency and after this year’s Draft ceremony. “The star forward is eligible for an extension on August 4, but most of the team’s moves will have to be made in June and July,” the reporter explained.
So far, the player remains silent, and the decision he will make could affect the franchise in a big way. “The Lakers are stuck without the commitment of James, whose contract expires after the 2022-23 season,” Pincus stressed. It has been far from a good season collectively for LeBron James. The Angelenos were eliminated in the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns, with no chance of playing in the postseason.
On his way to his 38th birthday, “The King” could be considering leaving the California club and his $44 million contract, as his goal would be a last chance to reach his fifth ring. On the horizon, Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors appear as the best option for LeBron’s interests. It is not the first praise he has paid to the San Francisco franchise.
Ring contenders and the possibility of playing alongside Stephen Curry are more than enough attractions to see another super team in the Bay Area. For LeBron James, the salary he may receive during his remaining time in the NBA is no longer so important, as it was recently announced that he is officially a billionaire after reaching $1 billion in net worth.