LeBron James And Anthony Davis Sign Massive Contract Extensions With The Lakers
Coming off a 2020 NBA title in the Orlando bubble, the Lakers worked quickly to secure their two staples to the team so they can continue to call LA home for years to come (all pun intended with the Staples Center).
Who many consider the GOAT of today’s NBA, LeBron James agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $85 million according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania and multiple reports.
The max extension runs through the 2022-23 season as Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told The Athletic.
Seven-time NBA All Star Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year $190 million max contract according according to ESPN‘s Adrian Wojnarowski.
“LA’s a place I want to be…they’re doing a great job of just putting the team together, it’s a place where I love to be,” Davis said per Spectrum Sportsnet and went on to say: “I thought it was just a great thing to go five years and be here in a place that I love and don’t plan on going anywhere, so why not maximize the most out of this opportunity.”
Davis also talked about LeBron’s contract deal and how he’s ready to continue suiting up with the Lakers.
“I know he still loves the game, he’s ready to continue to play basketball for the Laker organization,” Davis said per Spectrum Sportsnet. “Obviously…talked about being able to play basketball with his son and I wasn’t surprised by the extension. After doing something special like that with a great group of guys and then having another great group of guys this year, it’s hard to leave LA Nation.”
Just as Davis said, there’s potential for LeBron to play in the NBA with his son, Bronny. Multiple reports are saying that Bronny could enter the NBA Draft in 2023 if the league goes back to allowing players to enter the draft out of high school per The New York Post.
LeBron’s contract, as mentioned by the New York Post, would set James up to be a free agent in 2023 and could be able to choose where to go to play with his son if that ‘one-and-done’ (one year of college first) rule changes.
The contracts keep James and Davis on the Lakers, a dynamic duo on the court and a force to be reckoned with as NBA champions.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
At The Buzzer, or ATB, is the place for those who love sports, life, family, community, and so much more. We are far from the run of the mill 24/7 sports news websites. We not only bring you what’s happening in the world of sports in terms of trades and breaking news, but we also bring you the news that goes on behind the scenes. The stuff you don’t see during the 48 minutes of an NBA game or the 60 minutes of an NFL game. We let you know what’s going on in the lives of your favorite athletes. From big life moments like becoming a mother or a father to highlighting personal videos of them raising their little ones, At The Buzzer is the place you go when you want to relate to the athlete you root for on a daily basis. If you're interested in how Russell Wilson juggles being one of the best quarterbacks in the league while also being a doting husband and father-of-three, we got you covered. Interested in seeing a video of Iman Shupert's three-month-old baby speaking her first words, we have that here at ATB. Or would you rather watch Tiger Woods' son growing up and following in his father's footsteps, don't worry, we can show you that too. At The Buzzer is so much more than sports. It's relatable, reliable, and ready to show you a side of sports you didn't know existed. Our goal at ATB is to bring you relatable, entertaining news that will leave you feeling closer and more informed about the people you are looking up to and rooting for. Sports are more than just a group of organizations that entertain you, it's about the people who make up those organizations and the stories of how they became the people they are today. So take a minute and read one of our articles, we promise you won't regret it.