Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports has recently provided some details about a possible contract extension with Lakers superstar LeBron James.
LeBron James is officially eligible to sign a contract extension with the Lakers.
James and his agent Clutch Sports CEO Rich Paul met with head coach Darwin Hamm & vice president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka to discuss a potential expansion with LA
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported Tuesday that the group discussed a new contract, but it was not the main topic of discussion at the Lakers' El Segundo practice facility.
Per Haynes, the main iron in the fire was sharing tactics on how to survive another disappointing Lakers season.
James clearly reiterated his desire to compete for a championship.
"James, sources said, drilled at home the importance of consistent competition and cohesion, noting that last season's team didn't give themselves a chance on several nights.
The focus of future Hall of Famers is competing every night to give themselves a chance to compete for the championship."
James currently has three options regarding the status of his contract:
Fulfill your current contract and hit free agency next summer, signing a one-year extension or signing a two-year $97M extension with another year likely to be a player option
LeBron has until June 30, 2023, to sign an extension.
But entering the season without the 18-time All-Star signed a new contract would essentially create a soap opera that could result in a script similar to last year's.