LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers, Power Forward
Age: 39-186d (Dec 30, 1984)
Exp: 21 Years
Country: US
College: St. Vincent–St. Mary High School
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2003
Agent(s): Rich Paul (Klutch Sports Group)
2024-25 Cap Hit

$51,415,938

2024-25 Cash

$51,415,938

Career Earnings

$479,466,457

2023-2024 Maximum Veteran Extension (CURRENT)

LeBron James signed a 2 year , $99,023,288 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $99,023,288 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $49,511,644. In 2024-25, James will earn a base salary of $51,415,938, while carrying a cap hit of $51,415,938 and a dead cap value of $51,415,938.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $99,023,288
Average Salary:
$49,511,644
GTD at Sign:
$99,023,288
Total GTD:
$99,023,288
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age Status Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 39 $47,607,350 35.00% $47,607,350 28.80% $47,607,350 $47,607,350
2024-25 40
Player
$51,415,938 36.47% $51,415,938 30.01% $51,415,938 $99,023,288
2025-26 41
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Cap Hit Cap % League Cap Luxury Tax
2023-24 39 $47,607,350 - - $47,607,350 35.00% $47,607,350
2024-25 40
Player
$51,415,938 - - $51,415,938 36.47% $51,415,938
2025-26 41
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 39 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $47,607,350 $49,511,644
2024-25 40
Player
$51,415,938 $51,415,938 $99,023,288 $49,511,644 $51,415,938
Contract Notes
  • Salaries could increase depending on the 2023-24 salary cap
  • 2024-25: Player Option (deadline 6/29/24)
Source: Spotrac

2021-2022 Maximum Veteran Extension

LeBron James signed a 2 year , $85,655,532 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $85,655,532 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $42,827,766.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $85,655,532
Average Salary:
$42,827,766
GTD at Sign:
$85,655,532
Total GTD:
$85,655,532
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
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2018-2021 maximum

LeBron James signed a 4 year , $153,312,846 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, including $153,312,846 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $38,328,212.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $153,312,846
Average Salary:
$38,328,212
GTD at Sign:
$153,312,846
Total GTD:
$153,312,846
Signed Using:
cap-space
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2016-2017 maximum

LeBron James signed a 3 year , $99,857,127 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $99,857,127 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $33,285,709.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $99,857,127
Average Salary:
$33,285,709
GTD at Sign:
$99,857,127
Total GTD:
$99,857,127
Signed Using:
Early Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2018 / UFA
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2015-2016 maximum

LeBron James signed a 2 year , $46,974,673 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $46,974,673 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $23,487,337.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $46,974,673
Average Salary:
$23,487,337
GTD at Sign:
$46,974,673
Total GTD:
$46,974,673
Signed Using:
Non-Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2014-2014 maximum

LeBron James signed a 2 year , $42,217,798 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $42,217,798 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,108,899.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $42,217,798
Average Salary:
$21,108,899
GTD at Sign:
$42,217,798
Total GTD:
$42,217,798
Signed Using:
cap-space
Free Agent:
2015 / UFA
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2010-2013 sign-and-trade

LeBron James signed a 6 year , $109,837,500 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $64,008,659 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $18,306,250.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $109,837,500
Average Salary:
$18,306,250
GTD at Sign:
$64,008,659
Total GTD:
$64,008,659
Signed Using:
Bird Rights
Free Agent:
2014 / UFA
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2007-2010 Extension

LeBron James signed a 4 year , $60,380,987 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $43,231,743 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,095,247.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $60,380,987
Average Salary:
$15,095,247
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$43,231,743
Signed Using:
Free Agent:
2010 / UFA
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2003-2006 Rookie

LeBron James signed a 4 year , $18,788,540 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including $18,788,540 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,697,135.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $18,788,540
Average Salary:
$4,697,135
GTD at Sign:
Total GTD:
$18,788,540
Signed Using:
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$479,466,457

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2003 19
Active
$4,018,290
$4,018,290
ROY
2004 20
Active
$4,320,360
$8,338,650
All NBA (2nd)
2005 21
Active
$4,621,800
$12,960,450
All NBA (1st)
2006 22
Active / Club Exercised
$5,828,090
$18,788,540
All NBA (2nd)
2007 23
Active
$13,041,250
$31,829,790
All NBA (1st)
2008 24
Active
$14,410,581
$46,240,371
All NBA (1st) MVP
2009 25
Active
$15,779,912
$62,020,283
All NBA (1st) MVP
2010 26
Active
$14,500,000
$76,520,283
All NBA (1st)
2011 27
Active
$12,896,159
$89,416,442
Champion All NBA (1st) MVP
2012 28
Active
$17,545,000
$106,961,442
Champion All NBA (1st) MVP
2013 29
Active
$19,067,500
$126,028,942
All NBA (1st)
2014 30
Active
$20,644,400
$146,673,342
All NBA (1st)
2015 31
Active
$22,970,500
$169,643,842
Champion All NBA (1st)
2016 32
Active
$30,963,450
$200,607,292
All NBA (1st)
2017 33
Active
$33,285,709
$233,893,001
All NBA (1st)
2018 34
Active
$35,654,150
$269,547,151
All NBA (3rd)
2019 35
Active
$37,436,858
$306,984,009
Champion All NBA (1st)
2020 36
Active
$39,219,566
$346,203,575
All NBA (2nd)
2021 37
Active
$41,180,544
$387,384,119
All NBA (3rd)
2022 38
Active
$44,474,988
$431,859,107
All NBA (3rd)
2023 39
Active
$47,607,350
$479,466,457
All NBA (3rd)
Total      
$479,466,457
$479,466,457
2024 40
Active / Player
$51,415,938
Total
$530,882,395
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2003
19
$4,018,290
$4,018,290
$4,018,290
2004
20
$4,320,360
$4,320,360
$8,338,650
2005
21
$4,621,800
$4,621,800
$12,960,450
2006
22
$5,828,090
$5,828,090
$18,788,540
2007
23
$13,041,250
$13,041,250
$31,829,790
2008
24
$14,410,581
$14,410,581
$46,240,371
2009
25
$15,779,912
$15,779,912
$62,020,283
2010
26
$14,500,000
$14,500,000
$76,520,283
2011
27
$12,896,159
$12,896,159
$89,416,442
2012
28
$17,545,000
$17,545,000
$106,961,442
2013
29
$19,067,500
$19,067,500
$126,028,942
2014
30
$20,644,400
$20,644,400
$146,673,342
2015
31
$22,970,500
$22,970,500
$169,643,842
2016
32
$30,963,450
$30,963,450
$200,607,292
2017
33
$33,285,709
$33,285,709
$233,893,001
2018
34
$35,654,150
$35,654,150
$269,547,151
2019
35
$37,436,858
$37,436,858
$306,984,009
2020
36
$39,219,566
$39,219,566
$346,203,575
2021
37
$41,180,544
$41,180,544
$387,384,119
2022
38
$44,474,988
$44,474,988
$431,859,107
2023
39
$47,607,350
$47,607,350
$479,466,457
Total
$479,466,457
$479,466,457
$479,466,457
2024
40
$51,415,938
$51,415,938
Total
$530,882,395
$530,882,395

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
11 $169,884,342 - - $169,884,342
4 $64,008,659 - - $64,008,659
6 $245,573,456 - - $245,573,456

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2018-19 LAL Dec 27, 2018 - Jan 30, 2019 17 Groin
2018-19 LAL Feb 02, 2019 - Feb 02, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 LAL Mar 15, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 LAL Mar 19, 2019 - Mar 21, 2019 1 Groin
2018-19 LAL Mar 27, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019 1 Rest
2018-19 LAL Mar 31, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019 6 Groin
2019-20 LAL Dec 22, 2019 - Dec 24, 2019 1 Ribs
2019-20 LAL Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020 1 Illness
2019-20 LAL Feb 27, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020 1 Groin
2020-21 LAL Mar 03, 2021 - Mar 11, 2021 1 Ankle
2020-21 LAL Mar 21, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021 20 Ankle
2020-21 LAL May 03, 2021 - May 14, 2021 6 Ankle
2021-22 LAL Oct 26, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021 2 Ankle
2021-22 LAL Nov 04, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021 8 Abdominal
2021-22 LAL Nov 30, 2021 - Dec 02, 2021 1 Health Protocols
2021-22 LAL Jan 27, 2022 - Feb 04, 2022 5 Knee
2021-22 LAL Mar 07, 2022 - Mar 08, 2022 1 Knee
2021-22 LAL Mar 23, 2022 - Mar 26, 2022 1 Knee
2021-22 LAL Mar 29, 2022 - Mar 31, 2022 2 Ankle
2021-22 LAL Apr 03, 2022 - Apr 10, 2022 5 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Nov 07, 2022 - Nov 08, 2022 1 Foot
2022-23 LAL Nov 11, 2022 - Nov 24, 2022 5 Adductor
2022-23 LAL Dec 07, 2022 - Dec 08, 2022 1 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Dec 19, 2022 - Dec 20, 2022 1 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Jan 04, 2023 - Jan 05, 2023 1 Illness
2022-23 LAL Jan 09, 2023 - Jan 11, 2023 1 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Jan 30, 2023 - Jan 30, 2023 1 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Feb 09, 2023 - Feb 14, 2023 3 Ankle
2022-23 LAL Feb 28, 2023 - Mar 25, 2023 13 Foot
2023-24 LAL Nov 12, 2023 - Nov 13, 2023 1 Calf
2023-24 LAL Dec 13, 2023 - Dec 14, 2023 1 Calf
2023-24 LAL Dec 21, 2023 - Dec 22, 2023 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Jan 13, 2024 - Jan 14, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Jan 23, 2024 - Jan 24, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Feb 01, 2024 - Feb 02, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Feb 14, 2024 - Feb 21, 2024 1 Undisclosed
2023-24 LAL Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 22, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Mar 08, 2024 - Mar 09, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Mar 26, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024 1 Ankle
2023-24 LAL Apr 07, 2024 - Apr 08, 2024 1 Illness
  • Aug 18, 2022 Signed a 2 year $99.02 million Maximum Veteran contract extension with Los Angeles (LAL)
  • Nov 26, 2021 Fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture on the court during LAL-IND game
  • Nov 22, 2021 Suspended 1 game (forfeit $284,004) for altercation during LAL-DET game
  • Nov 21, 2021 Fined $2,000 for ejection from LAL-DET game
  • Dec 03, 2020 Signed a 2 year $85.66 million contract extension with Los Angeles (LAL)
  • Jul 09, 2018 Signed a 4 year $153.5 million maximum contract with Los Angeles (LAL)
  • Jun 29, 2018 Declined $35.6 million option with Cleveland (CLE) for 2018-19
  • Aug 12, 2016 Signed a 3 year $100 million contact with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 28, 2016 Declined $24 million option with Cleveland (CLE); becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent
  • Jun 28, 2015 Declined a $21.6 million option with Cleveland (CLE) for the 2015-2016 season
  • Jul 12, 2014 Signed a 2 year $42.2 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 24, 2014 Exercised Early Termination Option with Miami (MIA) to void remaining years of contract
  • Jul 09, 2010 Signed a 6 year $110 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jul 09, 2010 Traded 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, 2006 Signed a 4 year $60.4 million rookie scale extension with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Apr 16, 2004 Cleveland (CLE) exercised $5.8 million option for 2006-2007
  • Jul 03, 2003 Signed a 3 year $12.9 million contract with Cleveland (CLE)
  • Jun 26, 2003 Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 1 (#1 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
Jan 26, 2014 for technical foul during SAS-MIA game $2,000
Feb 05, 2014 for technical foul during MIA-LAC game $2,000
Feb 11, 2014 for technical foul during MIA-PHX game $2,000
Mar 09, 2014 for technical foul during MIA-CHI game $2,000
Apr 04, 2014 for technical foul during MIN-MIA game $2,000
May 12, 2014 for technical foul during MIA-BKN game (playoff) $2,000
Jun 08, 2014 for technical foul during MIA-SAS game (playoff) $2,000
Dec 25, 2014 for technical foul during CLE-MIA game $2,000
Dec 26, 2014 for technical foul during CLE-ORL game $2,000
Mar 01, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-HOU game $2,000
Mar 06, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-ATL game $2,000
Mar 12, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-SAS game $2,000
Apr 05, 2015 for technical foul during CHI-CLE game $3,000
May 08, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-CHI game (playoff) $2,000
Dec 04, 2015 for technical foul during CLE-NOP game $2,000
Dec 23, 2015 for technical foul during NYK-CLE game $2,000
Jan 18, 2016 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game $2,000
Mar 26, 2016 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game $2,000
Dec 01, 2016 for technical foul during LAC-CLE game $2,000
Jan 10, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game $2,000
Mar 09, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-DET game $2,000
Jun 09, 2017 for technical foul during GSW-CLE game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 13, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-NYK game $2,000
Nov 28, 2017 for two technical fouls during MIA-CLE game $4,000
Nov 28, 2017 for ejection (two technical fouls) from MIA-CLE game $2,000
Dec 30, 2017 for technical foul during CLE-UTH game $2,000
Jan 12, 2018 for technical foul during CLE-IND game $2,000
Feb 25, 2018 for technical foul during SAS-CLE game $3,000
Apr 22, 2018 for technical foul during CLE-IND game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 13, 2019 for technical foul during GSW-LAL game $2,000
Aug 05, 2020 for technical foul during OKC-LAL game $2,000
Jan 15, 2021 for technical foul during NOP-LAL game $2,000
Mar 02, 2021 for technical foul during PHX-LAL game $2,000
Nov 21, 2021 for ejection from LAL-DET game $2,000
Nov 26, 2021 for making an obscene gesture on the court during LAL-IND game $15,000
Feb 08, 2022 for technical foul during MIL-LAL game $2,000
Jan 07, 2023 for technical foul during LAL-SAC game $2,000
May 04, 2023 for technical foul during LAL-GSW game (playoff) $2,000
May 22, 2023 for technical foul during DEN-LAL game (playoff) $2,000
Nov 29, 2023 for technical foul during LAL-DET game $2,000
Dec 02, 2023 for technical foul during HOU-LAL game $2,000
Jan 19, 2024 for technical foul during BKN-LAL game $2,000
Jan 25, 2024 for technical foul during CHI-LAL game $2,000

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Nov 22, 2021 for altercation during LAL-DET game 1 $284,004
Year Team GP GS Min/Gm Pt/Gm Reb/Gm Ast/Gm Stl/Gm Blk/Gm FG% 3PT% FT%
2023 LAL 71 71 35.3 25.7 7.3 8.3 1.3 0.5 .540 .410 .750
2022 LAL 55 54 35.5 28.9 8.3 6.8 0.9 0.6 .500 .321 .768
2021 LAL 56 56 37.2 30.3 8.2 6.2 1.3 1.1 .524 .359 .756
2020 LAL 45 45 33.4 25.0 7.7 7.8 1.1 0.6 .513 .365 .698
2019 LAL 67 67 34.6 25.3 7.8 10.2 1.2 0.5 .493 .348 .693
2018 LAL 55 55 35.2 27.4 8.5 8.3 1.3 0.6 .510 .339 .665
2017 CLE 82 82 36.9 27.5 8.7 9.1 1.4 0.9 .542 .367 .731
2016 CLE 74 74 37.8 26.4 8.7 8.7 1.2 0.6 .548 .363 .674
2015 CLE 76 76 35.6 25.3 7.4 6.7 1.4 0.6 .520 .309 .731
2014 CLE 69 69 36.1 25.3 6.0 7.4 1.6 0.7 .488 .354 .710
2013 MIA 77 77 37.7 27.1 6.9 6.4 1.6 0.3 .567 .379 .750
2012 MIA 74 37.9 26.9 8.0 7.3 1.7 0.9 .567 .410 .759
2011 MIA 64 37.2 27.0 7.8 6.1 1.8 0.8 .533 .360 .769
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