LeBron James has arrived to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018 after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. In just two years, the Purple & Gold rose from missing playoffs to winning a championship. Jeanie Buss, the President of the Lakers, was asked about how much longer James will be a Laker.
“It is like a really good match. We want him to stay around as long as he wants to stay around,” she said. “Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played till he was 42.
LeBron said something the other day about probably won’t play when he’s 46. So it maybe somewhere between now and 46. So another 10 years. Somewhere whatever he wants to do.
We love having him. I have to say he drafted a really good All-Star team yesterday. He knows basketball. He’s competitive. We’re having a lot of fun having him around. But the one thing that’s missing are the fans.”
The four-time NBA champion is under contract with the Lakers through the end of the 2022-2023. This season, he is earning $39 million and is set to earn $41 and $41 million in the next two years.
His contract expires the same year when his son Bronny will be eligible for the NBA Draft. LeBron has previously said he would love to play with his son in the league.