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NBA Fans Post Funny LeBron James Memes to Celebrate Lakers Contract

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVAugust 17, 2022

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LeBron James will be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers through at least the 2023-24 season.

James' agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the King agreed to a two-year, $97.1 million contract extension with the Purple and Gold that includes a player option for the 2024-25 campaign.

It also may be worth up to $111 million if the salary cap increases.

James signing with the Lakers inspired plenty of reaction on social media:

FanDuel @FanDuel

Bron got PAID <a href="https://t.co/RXBjhKZX7U">pic.twitter.com/RXBjhKZX7U</a>

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DraftKings Sportsbook @DKSportsbook

LeBron right now <a href="https://t.co/ovwHLVmK1I">pic.twitter.com/ovwHLVmK1I</a>

FanDuel Sportsbook @FDSportsbook

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๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€ @Dreamville103

THIS GONNA HAPPEN IN LA. LETS GOOOOO <a href="https://t.co/fd8UcoRBP1">pic.twitter.com/fd8UcoRBP1</a>

โ•ฐโ˜†โ˜† สฒแบธ๐“ทแ‘Ž๐•š โ˜†โ˜†โ•ฎ @BrowBronBrodie

Hi haters ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’› <a href="https://t.co/56X8cWW4Vp">pic.twitter.com/56X8cWW4Vp</a>

WISHEEE @getsmarty2

Bronny jr to LAL confirmed <a href="https://t.co/jTdatRfqkg">pic.twitter.com/jTdatRfqkg</a>

TJ ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿพ @ToonSpade

LETS GOOOOOOO!!!! WWWWW <a href="https://t.co/WzFxpQz7Ai">pic.twitter.com/WzFxpQz7Ai</a>

2XxXโšก @2xgocrazy2

All LeBron sees is ๐Ÿค‘ <a href="https://t.co/CFjNRSUERP">pic.twitter.com/CFjNRSUERP</a>

StatMuse @statmuse

Most guaranteed career earnings (millions): <br><br>$532 โ€” LeBron James<br>$499 โ€” Kevin Durant<br>$470 โ€” Steph Curry<br>$450 โ€” Damian Lillard<br><br>๐Ÿ‘‘ <a href="https://t.co/zOHQLi3Jus">pic.twitter.com/zOHQLi3Jus</a>

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

$532M in guaranteed money ๐Ÿ’ฐ<br><br>Bron after becoming the highest-earning player in NBA history <a href="https://t.co/QRFHVkX35K">pic.twitter.com/QRFHVkX35K</a>

AL @rocknrolal

First words after signing the contract <a href="https://t.co/TqfM8ycqF5">pic.twitter.com/TqfM8ycqF5</a>

Nathaniel Clark @Ohionate97

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It is notable that LeBron has the player option for 2024-25 because that is when his son, Bronny, may be a rookie in the NBA. James has consistently talked about wanting to play alongside his son at the sport's highest level, and the player option could present the opportunity to sign with whichever team drafts Bronny.

For now, though, the elder James will be chasing the fifth championship of his career on the Lakers.

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