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LeBron James

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Small Forward Age: 35 Exp: 16 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2003 College: St. Vincent–St. Mary High School Agent(s): Rich Paul (Klutch Sports Group)

Lakers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    LeBron James signed a 4 year / $153,312,846 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $153,312,846 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $38,328,212. In 2019-20, James will earn a base salary of $37,436,858, while carrying a cap hit of $37,436,858 and a dead cap value of $37,436,858.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $153,312,846
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $38,328,212
    Signed Using: Cap Space
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2018-19 Contract details by year 33 $35,654,150 $35,654,150 $35,654,150 $35,654,150($35,654,150)
    2019-20 Contract details by year 34 $37,436,858 $37,436,858 $37,436,858 $37,436,858($73,091,008)
    2020-21 Contract details by year 35 $39,219,565 $39,219,565 $39,219,565 $39,219,565($112,310,573)
    2021-22 Contract details by year 36 $41,002,273 $41,002,273 $41,002,273 $41,002,273($153,312,846)
    2022 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2021 Player Option
    • 15% Trade Kicker [2018 N/A via max salary]
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $99,857,127
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $33,285,709
    Signed Using: Early Bird
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Yearly Cash
    2016-17 Contract details by year 31 $30,963,450 $30,963,450 $168,750,804 $30,963,450($30,963,450)
    2017-18 Contract details by year 32 $33,285,709 $33,285,709 $104,501,645 $33,285,709($64,249,159)
    2018-19 Contract details by year 33 $35,607,969 $35,607,969 $35,607,968 $35,607,969($99,857,128)
    • 2018 Player Option declined
    • No Trade Clause
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for LeBron James, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2003-04 Player Cash Earnings $4,018,290 - - - $4,018,290
    2004-05 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $4,320,360 - - - $4,320,360
    2005-06 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $4,621,800 - - - $4,621,800
    2006-07 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (2ND) $5,828,090 - - - $5,828,090
    2007-08 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $13,041,250 - - - $13,041,250
    2008-09 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $14,410,581 - - - $14,410,581
    2009-10 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $15,779,912 - - - $15,779,912
    2010-11 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $14,500,000 - - - $14,500,000
    2011-12 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $12,896,159 - - - $12,896,159
    2012-13 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $17,545,000 - - - $17,545,000
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $19,067,500 - - - $19,067,500
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $20,644,400 - - - $20,644,400
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $22,970,500 - - - $22,970,500
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $30,963,450 - - - $30,963,450
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (1ST) $33,285,709 - - - $33,285,709
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings ALL-NBA (3RD) $35,654,150 - - - $35,654,150
    2019-20 Player Cash Earnings $37,436,858 - - - $37,436,858
    Est. Earnings
    (17 seasons)
    $306,984,009 - - - $306,984,009
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $39,219,565 - - - $39,219,565
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $41,002,273 - - - $41,002,273
    $387,205,847 - - - $387,205,847
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    11 seasons Player Cash Earnings $169,884,342 - - - $169,884,342
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $64,008,659 - - - $64,008,659
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $73,091,008 - - - $73,091,008
  • Transactions

    Nov 13 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-LAL game
    Jul 9 2018Signed a 4 year $153.5 million maximum contract with Los Angeles (LAL)
    Jun 29 2018Declined $35.6 million option with Cleveland (CLE) for 2018-19
    Apr 22 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game (playoff)
    Feb 25 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during SAS-CLE game
    Jan 12 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game
    Dec 30 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game
    Nov 28 2017Fined $4,000 for two technical fouls during MIA-CLE game
    Nov 28 2017Fined $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIA-CLE game
    Nov 13 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game
    Jun 9 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game (playoff)
    Mar 9 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-DET game
    Jan 10 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game
    Dec 1 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game
    Aug 12 2016Signed a 3 year $100 million contact with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 28 2016Declined $24 million option with Cleveland (CLE); becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent
    Mar 26 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game
    Jan 18 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game
    Dec 23 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NYK-CLE game
    Dec 4 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NOP game
    Jun 28 2015Declined a $21.6 million option with Cleveland (CLE) for the 2015-2016 season
    May 8 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-CHI game (playoff)
    Apr 5 2015Fined $3,000 for technical foul during CHI-CLE game
    Mar 12 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-SAS game
    Mar 6 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-ATL game
    Mar 1 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-HOU game
    Dec 26 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-ORL game
    Dec 25 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-MIA game
    Jul 12 2014Signed a 2 year $42.2 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 24 2014Exercised Early Termination Option with Miami (MIA) to void remaining years of contract
    Jun 8 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-SAS game (playoff)
    May 12 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-BKN game (playoff)
    Apr 4 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIN-MIA game
    Mar 9 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-CHI game
    Feb 11 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-PHX game
    Feb 5 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game
    Jan 26 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-MIA game
    Jul 9 2010Signed a 6 year $110 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 9 2010Traded to Miami (MIA) from Cleveland (CLE) as part of a sign-and-trade for a 2011 2nd round pick, 2 future 1st round picks, and a future 2nd round pick
    Jul 18 2006Signed a 4 year $60.4 million rookie scale extension with Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 16 2004Cleveland (CLE) exercised $5.8 million option for 2006-2007
    Jul 3 2003Signed a 3 year $12.9 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 26 2003Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 1 (#1 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for LeBron James, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/05/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-LAL game
    11/13/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-LAL game
    04/22/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game (playoff)
    02/25/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during SAS-CLE game
    01/12/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-IND game
    12/30/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game
    11/28/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $4,000 for two technical fouls during MIA-CLE game
    11/28/2017 Player contract details by year Ejection $2,000 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIA-CLE game
    11/13/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game
    06/09/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game (playoff)
    03/09/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-DET game
    01/10/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game
    12/01/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game
    03/26/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game
    01/18/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game
    12/23/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NYK-CLE game
    12/04/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-NOP game
    05/08/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-CHI game (playoff)
    04/05/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during CHI-CLE game
    03/12/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-SAS game
    03/06/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-ATL game
    03/01/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-HOU game
    12/26/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-ORL game
    12/25/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-MIA game
    06/08/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-SAS game (playoff)
    05/12/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-BKN game (playoff)
    04/04/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIN-MIA game
    03/09/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-CHI game
    02/11/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-PHX game
    02/05/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game
    01/26/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-MIA game
    - $66,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2019 LAL 67 0.52 0.493 0.348 0.693 0.99 6.85 7.84 10.21 1.16 0.54 3.90 25.34 49.57
    2018 LAL 55 0.64 0.510 0.339 0.665 1.04 7.42 8.45 8.25 1.31 0.60 3.58 27.36 50.13
    2017 CLE 82 0.45 0.542 0.367 0.731 1.18 7.48 8.66 9.11 1.41 0.87 4.24 27.45 51.82
    2016 CLE 74 0.51 0.548 0.363 0.674 1.31 7.35 8.66 8.74 1.24 0.59 4.08 26.41 49.51
    2015 CLE 76 0.47 0.520 0.309 0.731 1.46 5.97 7.43 6.74 1.37 0.64 3.28 25.26 45.04
    2014 CLE 69 0.52 0.488 0.354 0.710 0.74 5.29 6.03 7.41 1.58 0.71 3.94 25.26 44.24
    2013 MIA 77 0.49 0.567 0.379 0.750 1.05 5.87 6.92 6.35 1.57 0.34 3.51 27.13 45.27
    2012 MIA 74 0.51 0.567 0.410 0.759 1.26 6.72 7.97 7.27 1.72 0.88 3.00 26.86 49.53
    2011 MIA 64 0.58 0.533 0.360 0.769 1.48 6.33 7.81 6.08 1.81 0.81 3.38 27.02 47.38
    2010 MIA 54 0.71 0.484 0.343 0.756 0.94 6.48 7.43 7.06 1.56 0.67 3.70 26.15 46.38
    2009 CLE 16 2.37 0.525 0.356 0.786 0.88 5.94 6.81 7.75 1.38 0.69 3.94 29.44 49.43
    2008 CLE 80 0.47 0.489 0.342 0.777 1.31 6.25 7.56 7.20 1.70 1.16 3.00 28.53 51.13
    Totals 788 36.86 0.523 0.355 0.734 1.17 6.53 7.69 7.68 1.49 0.72 3.60 26.70 48.27