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LeBron James could land the biggest contract in the NBA this offseason.

With James expected to opt out of his $35.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season to become a free agent, the four-time MVP could become the highest-paid player in the league, exceeding the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry's deal:

If James signs with another team, he obviously won't be able to sign that five-year, $205 million max contract he can with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 33-year-old James can sign a four-year deal worth up to $150 million with another NBA club.

Considering James has business ventures outside of the NBA and his net worth is $400 million, the 15-year veteran isn't playing for money these days. The only thing that the Cavaliers superstar is playing for from here on out are rings.

Whether James feels Cleveland or another destination provides him the best opportunity to win his fourth NBA title is up to him, but I doubt the extra $55 million that he can make from the Cavaliers compared to other teams will make any difference in whichever decision he makes over the summer.

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