LeBron James reacts to Patrick Mahomes’ record-setting contract
The Lakers star also asked Mahomes for $5 as a joke. Per multiple reports, the Chiefs superstar’s new contract could surpass half a billion dollars.
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When LeBron James’ current contract with the Lakers expires at the end of the 2021-22 season — assuming The King picks up his 2021-22 player option with the club — the three-time champion will have made $387,205,847 in NBA salary (per Spotrac).
During the summer of 2018, LeBron signed a four-year, $153.5 million contract with the Lakers. He made $35,654,150 in 2018-19 and was scheduled to make $37,436,858 this year before the 2019-20 campaign was suspended in March due to COVID-19.
In 2018, Forbes estimated James’ net worth to be at $450 million, and it’s only going to grow moving forward. With that said, it’s going to take a while before Patrick Mahomes can build the type of net worth that LeBron has. However, he is well on his way.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, LeBron was averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists for the Lakers while shooting 49.8 percent from the floor, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line. The four-time MVP is eager to win championship No. 4 once the “bubble” games start on July 30.
LeBron and the Lakers have the best record in the Western Conference standings. The eight seeding games the team will play before the 2020 playoffs start will be a good way for James and Co. to knock off the rust after such a long hiatus.