LeBron James has been in the public eye since he was a junior in high school and appeared as “The Chosen One” on the Sports Illustrated cover. However, according to recent reports, James may now extend his contract with the Los Angeles Lakers for two more years, keeping him with the team until he turns 40.
LeBron also has two other choices. Either he will sign a two-year deal with a player option in the second year, or he will simply turn down the contract and be a free agent the following year.
As a result, there is a lot of discussion regarding LeBron’s future plans in the league. It goes without saying that his time with the Lakers has been quite sporadic, and it makes sense if he would want to leave given the way things are currently being managed.
NBC Sports has reported that it appears that everyone anticipates LeBron’s return to the Lakers. This fact, which is being hinted at by many executives, should become apparent sooner rather than later.
“That is why most people NBC Sports has spoken with around the league expect LeBron James to sign the extension in some form. Eventually. He may well milk the leverage to send a message about roster changes — although it’s not like Rob Pelinka and company have not tried to trade Westbrook — but in the end, LeBron does not give off the vibe of a guy looking to bolt Los Angeles.”
However, it is obvioius that social media rumors will go wild if LeBron takes his time with the extension. Keep an eye on Thirsty to get the latest updates regarding his final decision.
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