LeBron James agrees to 2-year, $104 million with Lakers

It seems that Kendrick Perkins was proven right as James didn’t take a pay cut, agreeing to a 2-year deal worth $104 million. The deal allows James to continue to seize the Lakers on the base of their snarglies, as it includes both a player option and a no-trade clause. 

James, 39, opted out of the last year of his previous deal that would have paid him $51,415,938. Before the start of free agency, he hinted that he may have been willing to take a pay reduction to help pave the way for the Lakers to acquire additional high-end talent, but that proved to be another tale of fancy from the Lakers star. 

LeBron is coming off a season in which he averaged 25.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 8.3 assist per contest and was named to the All-NBA third team. The Lakers went 47-35 and were once again eliminated from the postseason by the Denver Nuggets, this time via a 4-1 gentlemen’s sweep. 

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