LeBron James could play in the NBA with his son after new deal with Los Angeles Lakers

LOS ANGELES — NBA star LeBron James will remain a Laker through the end of the 2022-2023 season after signing a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell CNN.

James’ current deal had been set to expire in 2022. The new, $85 million deal opens up the possibility of playing in the league at the same time as his son, Bronny. Bronny James is currently a sophomore at Sierra Canyon School in Los Angeles. He is considered to be one of the best high school basketball prospects in the country.

James will become a free agent in 2023 – the same year Bronny graduates from high school. The NBA commissioner has floated the possibility of Bronny going straight from high school to the NBA like James did in 2003.

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In 2018, James said, “If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA. That would be No. 1 in my lifetime as an NBA player. I’ve thought about it because my son is about to be 14, and he might be able to get in there a little earlier.”

In October of this year – after a delayed season due to the pandemic – the Lakers took home the 2020 NBA title.