LEBRON JAMES #23

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LeBron James headshot
Power Forward, Point Guard, Small Forward, Shooting Guard

Salary: $47,607,350

Cap Hit: $47,607,350

Years of Service Tooltip : 20
2023-24 Year of Service Earned Tooltip : Yes
BORN: Dec 30, 1984
BIRTHPLACE: Akron, Ohio, United States
NATIONALITY:United StatesUnited States
HEIGHT:
6' 9
206cm
WEIGHT:
250lbs
113kg
AGE: 39
SHOOTS: Right
DRAFT YEAR: 2003
DRAFTED OVERALL: 1
DRAFT ROUND: 1
DRAFTED BY: CLE
AGENT DETAILS
SUMMARY

LeBron James' salary is $47,607,350 for the 2023-24 season. He is a 39 year old power forward who was born on Dec 30, 1984. He was drafted 1st overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round of the 2003 draft. He has signed 9 contracts worth a total value of $716,048,923. He will be a UFA at the end of the 2024-25 season when he is 40 years old. He is represented by the agent Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Management Group.

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CURRENT CONTRACT

VETERAN EXTENSION (EXTENSION)
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SIGNED BY: Rob Pelinka
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Length: 1 - 2 years
Value: $99,023,288
Guaranteed: $99,023,288 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $49,511,644
Cap % Tooltip: 36.90
Signing Team: Logo of the Los Angeles LakersLAL
Signing Method: Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: August 18, 2022
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 1-2 year, $99,023,288 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Aug 18, 2022. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $47,607,350 to $51,415,938.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2023-24 Max$47,607,350$47,607,350$47,607,350$0$0
2024-25 MaxPlayer$51,415,938$51,415,938 (+8%)$51,415,938$0$0
TOTAL$99,023,288$99,023,288$99,023,288$0$0
Cap Hold 2025-26: $53,242,000
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2024-25: $50,434,636 Player Option [Decision Pending]

CONTRACT HISTORY

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SIGNED BY: Jim Paxson
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Length: 3 - 4 years
Value: $18,789,170
Guaranteed: $18,789,170 (100%)
Expiry Status: RFA
AAVTooltip: $4,697,293
Cap % Tooltip: 9.17
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Rookie ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: July 3, 2003
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 3-4 year, $18,789,170 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 3, 2003. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $4,018,920 to $5,828,090.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2003-04$4,018,920$4,018,920$4,018,920$0$0
2004-05$4,320,360$4,320,360 (+8%)$4,320,360$0$0
2005-06$4,621,800$4,621,800 (+8%)$4,621,800$0$0
2006-07TeamYes (Apr 16, 2004)$5,828,090$5,828,090 (+30%)$5,828,090
(0→5.83M)
$0$0
TOTAL$18,789,170$18,789,170$18,789,170$0$0
Qualifying Offer: $7,576,517
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2006-07: $5,828,090 Team Option [Requirements Met]
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SIGNED BY: Danny Ferry
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Length: 3 - 4 years
Value: $60,380,987
Guaranteed: $43,231,743 (72%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $15,095,247
Cap % Tooltip: 23.44
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: July 18, 2006
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 3-4 year, $60,380,987 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 18, 2006. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $13,041,250 to $17,149,244.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2007-08 Max$13,041,250$13,041,250$13,041,250$0$0
2008-09 Max$14,410,581$14,410,581 (+11%)$14,410,581$0$0
2009-10 Max$15,779,912$15,779,912 (+11%)$15,779,912$0$0
2010-11 MaxPlayerNo (Jul 8, 2010)$17,149,244$17,149,244 (+11%)$0
(17.1M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$60,380,987$60,380,987$43,231,743$0$0
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2010-11: $17,149,244 Player Option [Requirements Unmet]
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
VETERAN CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: Chris Grant
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Length: 4 - 6 years
Value: $109,837,500
Guaranteed: $67,135,000 (61%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $18,306,250
Cap % Tooltip: 24.98
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE (Sign & Trade: Logo of the Miami Heat MIA)
Signing Method: Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: July 9, 2010
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 4-6 year, $109,837,500 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 9, 2010. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $14,500,000 to $22,112,500.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2010-11$14,500,000$14,500,000$14,500,000$0$0
2011-12$16,022,500$16,022,500 (+11%)$16,022,500$0$0
2012-13$17,545,000$17,545,000 (+11%)$17,545,000$0$0
2013-14$19,067,500$19,067,500 (+11%)$19,067,500$0$0
2014-15ETOYes (Jun 24, 2014)$20,590,000$20,590,000 (+11%)$0
(20.6M→0)
$0$0
2015-16PlayerNo$22,112,500$22,112,500 (+11%)$0
(22.1M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$109,837,500$109,837,500$67,135,000$0$0
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2014-15: $20,590,000 Early Termination Option [Requirements Met]
2015-16: $22,112,500 Player Option [Requirements Unmet] (Voided by exercising ETO)
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
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SIGNED BY: David Griffin
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Length: 1 - 2 years
Value: $42,217,798
Guaranteed: $20,644,400 (49%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $21,108,899
Cap % Tooltip: 32.74
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Cap RoomTooltip
Signing Date: July 12, 2014
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 1-2 year, $42,217,798 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 12, 2014. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $20,644,400 to $21,573,398.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2014-15 Max$20,644,400$20,644,400$20,644,400$0$0
2015-16 MaxPlayerNo (Jun 28, 2015)$21,573,398$21,573,398 (+5%)$0
(21.6M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$42,217,798$42,217,798$20,644,400$0$0
Cap Hold 2015-16: $24,500,000
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2015-16: $21,573,398 Player Option [Requirements Unmet]
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
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SIGNED BY: David Griffin
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Length: 1 - 2 years
Value: $46,974,673
Guaranteed: $22,970,500 (49%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $23,487,337
Cap % Tooltip: 32.82
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Non-Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: July 10, 2015
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 1-2 year, $46,974,673 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jul 10, 2015. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $22,970,500 to $24,004,173.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2015-16 Max$22,970,500$22,970,500$22,970,500$0$0
2016-17 MaxPlayerNo (Jun 28, 2016)$24,004,173$24,004,173 (+5%)$0
(24.0M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$46,974,673$46,974,673$22,970,500$0$0
Cap Hold 2016-17: $32,950,050
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2016-17: $24,004,173 Player Option [Requirements Unmet]
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
VETERAN CONTRACT
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SIGNED BY: David Griffin
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Length: 2 - 3 years
Value: $99,857,127
Guaranteed: $64,249,159 (64%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $33,285,709
Cap % Tooltip: 32.89
Signing Team: Logo of the Cleveland CavaliersCLE
Signing Method: Early-Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: August 12, 2016
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 2-3 year, $99,857,127 contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Aug 12, 2016. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $30,963,450 to $35,607,968.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2016-17$30,963,450$30,963,450$30,963,450$0$0
2017-18$33,285,709$33,285,709 (+8%)$33,285,709$0$0
2018-19PlayerNo (Jun 29, 2018)$35,607,968$35,607,968 (+8%)$0
(35.6M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$99,857,127$99,857,127$64,249,159$0$0
Cap Hold 2018-19: $35,654,150
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2018-19: $35,607,968 Player Option [Requirements Unmet]
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
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SIGNED BY: Magic Johnson
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Length: 3 - 4 years
Value: $153,312,848
Guaranteed: $112,310,574 (73%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $38,328,212
Cap % Tooltip: 35.00
Signing Team: Logo of the Los Angeles LakersLAL
Signing Method: Cap RoomTooltip
Signing Date: July 10, 2018
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 3-4 year, $153,312,848 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Jul 10, 2018. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $35,654,150 to $41,002,274.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2018-19 Max$35,654,150$35,654,150$35,654,150$0$0
2019-20 Max$37,436,858$37,436,858 (+5%)$37,436,858$0$0
2020-21 Max$39,219,566$39,219,566 (+5%)$39,219,566$0$0
2021-22 MaxPlayerNo (Dec 3, 2020)$41,002,274$41,002,274 (+5%)$0
(41.0M→0)
$0$0
TOTAL$153,312,848$153,312,848$112,310,574$0$0
Cap Hold 2021-22: $39,344,900
GUARANTEED DETAILS
2021-22: $41,002,273 Player Option [Requirements Unmet] (Voided by signing extension)
TRADE KICKER Tooltip : 15% of the remaining Base Salary
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SIGNED BY: Rob Pelinka
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Length: 2 years
Value: $85,655,532
Guaranteed: $85,655,532 (100%)
Expiry Status: UFA
AAVTooltip: $42,827,766
Cap % Tooltip: 36.63
Signing Team: Logo of the Los Angeles LakersLAL
Signing Method: Bird ExceptionTooltip
Signing Date: December 3, 2020
Source: SalarySwish

LeBron James signed a 2 year, $85,655,532 contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec 3, 2020. The contract has a cap hit that ranges from $41,180,544 to $44,474,988.

SeasonOptionOption UsedCap Hit TooltipBase Salary TooltipGuaranteed TooltipLikely Inctv. TooltipUnlikely Inctv. Tooltip
2021-22 Max$41,180,544$41,180,544$41,180,544$0$0
2022-23 Max$44,474,988$44,474,988 (+8%)$44,474,988$0$0
TOTAL$85,655,532$85,655,532$85,655,532$0$0
Cap Hold 2023-24: $47,607,350

SALARY PROGRESSION

CURRENT SEASON STATS

SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2023-24RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers717125041822126968554.036314941.040430375.0614575185898938
2023-24RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers717135.325.79.717.954.02.15.141.04.35.775.00.96.47.38.31.30.5

CAREER STATS

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SeasonTypeTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLK
2013-14RegularLogo of the Miami HeatMiami Heat777729022089135376756.730611637.958543975.08145253348812126
PlayoffsLogo of the Miami HeatMiami Heat202076354834019256.5863540.716012980.614127141953611
2014-15RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers696924931743127962448.833912035.452837571.05136541651110949
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers202084460154422741.71102522.716712273.1371892261693321
2015-16RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers767627091920141673752.02828730.949135973.111145456551410449
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers212182255241721952.5943234.01248266.1421582001604927
2016-17RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers747428291954134473654.834212436.353135867.4975426396469244
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers181874459138421756.51074441.116211369.8191451641413523
2017-18RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers828230262251158085754.240614936.753138873.19761270974711671
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers222292274851027553.91143934.221315974.6311692001983023
2018-19RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers555519371505109555851.032711133.941827866.5574084654547233
2019-20RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers676723161698130364349.342514834.838126469.3664595256847836
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers212176258038221456.01194437.015010872.0281982261842618
2020-21RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers45451504112682342251.328510436.525517869.8293173463504825
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers662241401145447.4481837.5231460.9736434892
2021-22RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers565620841695122164052.444816135.933625475.6633964593497359
2022-23RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers555419541590121960950.037712132.132725176.8653924573755032
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers161661939229514749.81062826.4927076.1251331581041718
2023-24RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers717125041822126968554.036314941.040430375.0614575185898938
2013-14RegularLogo of the Miami HeatMiami Heat777737.727.110.017.656.71.54.037.95.77.675.01.15.96.96.31.60.3
PlayoffsLogo of the Miami HeatMiami Heat202038.227.49.617.056.51.84.340.76.58.080.60.76.47.14.81.80.6
2014-15RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers696936.125.39.018.548.81.74.935.45.47.771.00.75.36.07.41.60.7
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers202042.230.111.427.241.71.35.522.76.18.473.11.99.511.38.51.71.1
2015-16RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers767635.625.39.718.652.01.13.730.94.76.573.11.56.07.46.81.40.6
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers212139.126.310.419.952.51.54.534.03.95.966.12.07.59.57.62.31.3
2016-17RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers747438.226.410.018.254.81.74.636.34.87.267.41.37.38.68.71.20.6
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers181841.332.812.121.356.52.45.941.16.39.069.81.18.19.17.81.91.3
2017-18RegularLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers828236.927.510.519.354.21.85.036.74.76.573.11.27.58.79.11.40.9
PlayoffsLogo of the Cleveland CavaliersCleveland Cavaliers222241.934.012.523.253.91.85.234.27.29.774.61.47.79.19.01.41.1
2018-19RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers555535.227.410.219.951.02.06.033.95.17.666.51.07.48.58.31.30.6
2019-20RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers676734.625.39.619.549.32.26.334.83.95.769.31.06.97.810.21.20.5
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers212136.327.610.218.256.02.15.737.05.17.172.01.39.410.88.81.20.9
2020-21RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers454533.425.09.418.351.32.36.336.54.05.769.80.67.07.77.81.10.6
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers6637.323.39.019.047.43.08.037.52.33.860.91.26.07.28.01.50.3
2021-22RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers565637.230.311.421.852.42.98.035.94.56.075.61.17.18.26.21.31.1
2022-23RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers555435.528.911.122.250.02.26.932.14.66.076.81.27.18.36.80.90.6
PlayoffsLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers161638.724.59.218.449.81.86.626.44.45.876.11.68.39.96.51.11.1
2023-24RegularLogo of the Los Angeles LakersLos Angeles Lakers717135.325.79.717.954.02.15.141.04.35.775.00.96.47.38.31.30.5