LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated from playoff contention yesterday, as the Phoenix Suns defeated the Lakers in yet another disappointing out for them. This is the second season since LeBron has joined the Lakers that the team has missed out on the NBA playoffs entirely. Other than the one championship season, it has not been a very successful stint for LeBron in LA.
But that stint could continue, as LeBron James is eligible to sign a 2-year, $97 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. This contract extension would keep LeBron James with the Lakers till 2025 when he would be 41 years old. It’s not known whether LeBron James will continue playing at that age, and one has to imagine his level of production will reduce significantly by the age of 41.