The Los Angeles Lakers have signed LeBron James to a contract extension, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka.
“LeBron is a generational basketball player who has proven to be even more impactful as a human being,” Pelinka said. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with him, ensuring he’s a driving force of Lakers culture for years to come. The Lakers platform has proved again and again to be an ideal place for the game’s all-time greats to thrive and achieve. We are thankful LeBron has experienced the power of that. With his transcendent talent, unrivaled passion and dedication to causing powerful change in our society, LeBron continues to cement his legacy in Los Angeles and around the globe.”
The Akron, Ohio, native originally signed with Los Angeles on July 9, 2018. He appeared in 56 games (all starts) last season for the Lakers, averaging 30.3 points (.524 FG%, .359 3P%), 8.2 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.1 blocks, marking the 18th consecutive season he has averaged 25+ points and adding to an already-standing NBA record.