LeBron James could be set to extend his contract with the LA Lakers which will see him stay with the franchise for another two years. With a two-year extension under NBA regulations, his hopes of playing alongside his son, Bronny James, could be a reality.
With reports of his contract extension talks going smoothly, the four-time NBA champion will stay with the Lakers through 2024. Many have wondered if James, who turns 38 at the end of December, will be as effective at 40 years or if he will continue his career beyond 40 years.
On the “Road Trippin'” podcast, Richard Jefferson said he thinks the Lakers headliner has one more step in his career. Whether or not James will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Jefferson, who won an NBA title in 2016 with that franchise, is uncertain. But Jefferson is certain the 18-time All-Star still has one stop after Los Angeles.
“I believe he still has one stoppage,” Jefferson said. “I don’t know where. Is it back to Cleveland? All I say, I believe he still has a possible stoppage.”
Can LeBron James and the LA Lakers compete for the 2023 NBA Championship?
The LA Lakers have made changes to their management by hiring new coach Darvin Ham. The franchise’s poor outing last season forced the front office to make a major change, firing Frank Vogel at the end of the season 33-49.
The signing of Ham renewed Laker Nation’s hopes that the team could compete for the championship in the upcoming season. The franchise’s attempts to trade Russell Westbrook and possibly sign Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving did not materialize.
There have been no real personnel changes to suggest the Lakers will have a productive season, but the offseason still lasts two months. The Lakers could make some season-defining signings that could make them favorites.
The Lakers are mired in the worst streak in their history. Even with the 2020 Bubble Championship during lockdown, the franchise has suffered losing seasons in seven of the past nine seasons.