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The 180M Jeanie Buss would've to pay for making LeBron James retire as a Laker

A new report has the Lakers pursuing a multiple-year with the Lakers that would make him retire as a purple and gold star

By James Brown

LeBron James and Jeanie Buss
LeBron James and Jeanie Buss
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It seems that the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers won't be able to continue their pursuit of the superstar LeBron James if the multiple-year the King is after with the LA Lakers becomes a reality as he has been vocal on wanting to retire as a purple and gold.

ESPN's Brian Windhorst revealed that LeBron James is seeking a multi-year deal with the Lakers this summer that could go for 2-3 years with 60 million per year (max) and would be 42 by the end of the contract.

So the Lakers will need to spend around another 180 million to keep LeBron James in Los Angeles and make him retire as part of their franchise, something owner and governor Jeanie Buss has been vocal about wanting to happen.

Lakers fans would like LeBron to have a pay cut to make the team able to spend more money on building a stronger team that can help win a new NBA championship title as many are losing faith in the current roster.

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