LeBron James Agrees To 3-year Deal With Cleveland Cavaliers (Report)
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LeBron James agrees with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a 3-year deal making him the highest paid player in the NBA.

The chances of LeBron James leaving Cleveland again were slim. Still, it must feel good for Cavs fans to see the report from Thursday. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, James has agreed to a 3-year deal to remain in Cleveland.

When James returned in 2014 he promised to break the Cleveland curse and bring a championship to his beloved city. After a 52-year drought, James brought a title home with a victory in the 2016 NBA Finals.

His performance against the Golden State Warriors was the stuff of legend. He led the Cavs back from down 3 games to 1 and finished first in the finals in every major statistical category. The phrase putting the team on his back has never applied more.

Per Windhorst, James will be the highest paid player in the league during the 2016-17 season when he makes $31 million. It’s James’ first time with that honor.

The 12-time All-Star will earn $33 million in 2017-18, the highest single season salary in NBA history.

He’s earned it.

At the age of 31, James has already solidified himself as arguably the second best NBA player of all time. There’s nothing left for him to do except win a fourth championship.

With all eyes on the Warriors and Kevin Durant next season, James will look to repeat as champ.

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