After the Los Angeles Lakers lost in the Western Conference Finals, superstar LeBron James admitted that retirement is something he has to consider after 20 years in the NBA. Ultimately, LeBron chose to return to the Lakers for his 21st NBA season, but how long he will continue to play remains to be seen.
There’s no question that his level of play is still among the best in the league, and while he has to choose his spots more, he still impacts the game in many ways. James also keeps his body in tip-top shape, so while this could be his last year, he can also move on, with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss believing the latter is a real possibility.
Bath recently Los Angeles Sports Center And said she wouldn’t be surprised if LeBron plays for another five years, but it will ultimately come down to the Lakers superstar:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if LeBron (James) plays another five years. We’ve seen him do things over the last few seasons that we’ve never seen before. But it’s his decision. “
The great thing about LeBron’s game is that he has skills that don’t fade with age. He’s clearly not the same athlete he was 10 years ago, and while it’s not that far off, his court vision, passing ability and overall basketball IQ will allow him to impact the game even if his body slows down.
James essentially serves as the fulcrum of the offense from the elbow, much like Nikola Jokic or Draymond Green, and he would thrive in that role, and he’s still strong enough to be able to play when he wants. Time to get to the basket. But as Bass said, the decision to continue will be up to him.
He’s made no secret of his desire to share an NBA court with son Bronny James, and as long as that remains a real possibility, LeBron can continue to extend his career and remain an elite player while doing so status.
Byron Scott believes no one will break LeBron James’ scoring record
If LeBron James does continue to play for five more seasons, that means he will continue to widen the gap between himself and everyone else as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. Former Lakers head coach Byron Scott believes LeBron will push this record to the point where no one can match it.
Scott recently said he believes James’ level of consistency throughout his career may never be matched, and he believes the Lakers star will push his career scoring total past 40,000 points, and isn’t sure if that will ever happen. Broken in our lifetime.