Other teams can only offer 4-year deals worth around $150 million.
The Golden State Warriors became the NBA's first back-to-back champion since 2013 Friday night, gradually pulling away from the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete a four-game sweep in the Finals with a 108-85 romp in Game 4 in Cleveland.
After all, it took a historic postseason from James for his team to just get back to the Finals this season - only to be swept by Golden State - and he's well aware than anywhere he lands will become an instant title contender.
"It's ridiculous", Kerr told The Athletic of his eight championships.
A look at 2018 NBA Finals Game 1 and 2 Kevin Durant play
"I hope that doesn't sound arrogant". But, they can offer the most money to a player who is not willing to take a discount.
"I don't have an answer for you right now as far as that". Golden State could yet see their carefully constructed salary picture fall apart, especially if the National Basketball Association moves away from a soft cap, but for now it seems as though this guys are willing to leave great piles of money on the table in order to keep the team whole. He did us a great service. I've got a teenage boy, a pre-teen and a little girl that wasn't around as well. "Watching them during the regular season, it didn't look like they were going to have enough".
Gear up, folks. The summer of LeBron is just beginning. "They had an awesome run". Still tired and wrestling with emotions after losing Game 3 on Wednesday night, when Kevin Durant scored 43 points and shot the Warriors within one win of their third title in four years, James pointed out Thursday what has become terrifyingly obvious. He got seven of the 11 votes cast by the media, with Curry getting the other four. After Kevin Durant did that, Klay Thompson hugged right back. "We won two championships". Unlike Coach Tyronn Lue, Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra knows how to maximize the effectiveness of both superstars when playing together on the court.
"It's going to be tougher (to win a title) if he goes to the West", Sherman said. "It ultimately will come down to me".
1993 - The Chicago Bulls are the first team to win a "three-peat", or three consecutive championships, since the Celtics in the 1960s. You guys can write about MVP.
So where will James play next season? "Very emotional", James said. You don't just have to assemble a roster that can challenge Golden State, but you have to do it at close to their price.
'I pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand, and that's what it is'.
Despite the injury, James still scored 29 points in Game 2 and 33 in Game 3. And then you have Draymond (Green), who is arguably one of the best defenders and minds we have in our game.
"For me, I still have so much to give to the game". He fights and competes to the end. "Unbelievable feeling to come in here on a mission and get the job done".
A video of him exchanging elaborate handshakes with his sons immediately after Game 4 had some fans crying foul, as did the replay of his two-handed, off-the-backboard dunk in Game 3 that he finished with such force. And if Durant going to Golden State hasn't been great for league-wide parity, it has quite obviously been great for the Warriors.
Months of weight will lifted off him once the Warriors, who haven't lost four straight games since 2013, are crowned again.