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LeBron James Becomes Highest-Earning NBA Player in History

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, in Jan. 2022.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in the second half at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, in Jan. 2022.Photographer: Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension that also has a player option for a third season, ESPN reported on Wednesday, citing Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul.

The extension makes James the highest-earning player in NBA history with $532 million in career guaranteed money, surpassing Kevin Durant, ESPN said.