NBA: LeBron James receives a monumental offer
While LeBron James has just extended his two-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, the American winger had asked for sports guarantees when he signed. When extending his lease, the King had notably announced that he wanted to play with his son. However, a few years ago, LeBron James could have followed a completely different career.
At the age of 37, LeBron James has extended his contract for two additional seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, all for a total amount of €95.5 million. At the time of its signature, the King had asked for sports guarantees and would like to have a competitive team for this season. For it, LeBron James would like to have Kyrie Irving by his side.
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LeBron James wants to play with Kyrie Irving again
Whereas LeBron James has just extended his contract for two more years, the King had requested sports guarantees for the coming season. And on that subject, the winger of the Lakers would like to play with again Kyrie Irving. On the playmaker’s side, the confidence of the Brooklyn Nets towards his player no longer seems to be present. Good news for Kyrie Irving who hopes for a favorable outcome for the rest of his career, as stated Brian Windhorstjournalist for ESPN. “Kyrie has to show that he wants to play, that he wants to be part of this team, every day. But above all, he must find his true level, the one of which he is capable. But the thing is, he hasn’t shown that in recent years. Is it possible to regain that trust? Absolutely. Kyrie remains a very talented player, one of the best point guards of this era. That being said, the Nets don’t trust him. It has broken down over time. I will be the first surprised if this confidence is able to return to this group, but especially to see all these players manage to play at their best level, all together. »
“I will play my last season with Bronny. »
Whereas LeBron James approaching the end of his career, the winger of the Los Angeles Lakers would have a very specific goal before retiring: to play with his eldest son. “I will play my last season with Bronny. Wherever Bronny is, that’s where I’ll be. I will do whatever it takes to play a year with my son. It will not be a question of money then. » While he did not specify where he will play with his son, LeBron James had notably studied other offers before finally extending with the Los Angeles Lakers. “As for LeBron James, he took a look at what the free agency landscape should look like next summer, what team might have cap space, and I’m told he doesn’t there was nothing that interested him enough to keep this option valid and play the coming season with an expiring contract. »
“It really made me think and push me to consider returning to football”
At the age of 37, LeBron James is nearing the end of his career. He will have been one of the greatest players of the NBA, but things could have turned out differently. In 2011, the year of the last lockout in NBAthe King had considered embarking on another career in NFL, he who had made the beautiful players in the US football team during his high school years. The winger of Los Angeles Lakers had received offers from the championship of Football. In comments relayed by Let’s talk basketball, LeBron James explained this crazy proposal: “Jerry Jones (Cowboys owner) offered me a contract, and Pete Carroll (Seahawks coach) did the same on the Seattle side during the lockout. It really got me thinking and pushing me to consider getting back into football. We managed to find an agreement with the NBA and I returned to the courts in a very short time, but I really thought about it. Besides, I still have the shirts that Jerry and Pete Carroll sent me.”