LeBron James currently sits atop the basketball world, a reigning champion and Finals MVP. He has stated the belief that the Los Angeles Lakers can repeat. He is less than a year from the planned release of his Space Jam movie, the culmination of his entry into entertainment a decade ago.
But, perhaps for the first time in his career, James is admitting some mortality. That is why, sources described to ESPN, he elected to sign a two-year, $85 million contract extension through 2023 with the Lakers on Wednesday.