Nick Wright on whether LeBron James should sign an extension with the Lakers: “Absolutely, unequivocally, NOT. LeBron has made this mistake twice in his career, and both times he regretted it. When the Cavs won the title in 2016, instead of keeping to the one-year deals he signed a two-year deal, and Dan Gilbert paid him back by within nine months dismantling the team, and not listening to LeBron for Paul George when they had to move on from Kyrie… Not listening to LeBron on keeping Kyrie, and instead saying ‘No, we must get a draft pick!’ Then he made the same mistake again with the Lakers when he gave them four years, and they have paid him back this year by holding onto a 2029 first-round pick as if it’s a winning Mega Millions ticket as opposed to a chance to possibly draft a 13-year-old to be named later. The LAST thing LeBron should do is give the team more power over the future of his career. Even if he wants to be a Laker long-term the financial flexibility that would open up by him not being locked into a long-term contract before next year’s free agency would be a bad reason to do it. There’s no reason whatsoever for LeBron to sign an extension right now or at any point with the Lakers until the end of the year.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Nick Wright explain why LeBron James should ‘absolutely not’ sign an extension with the Lakers and instead become a free agent next summer.
Check out the segment above as Wright details why LeBron has already paid a hefty cost to his career by signing extensions in the past.