It’s over for LeBron James and the Lakers. But that’s just the season.
We can assume that James will be back next year.
Or will he?
“I got a lot to think about,” James said after the Lakers were swept by the Nuggets in the Western Conference finals, via Jovan Buha of The Athletic. “Just personally, with me moving forward with the game of basketball, I got a lot to think about.”
Granted, we all may be reading too much into this. James, 38, clearly has plenty left to offer — as could be evidenced by his 40-point eruption in Game 4.
He also has two years left on his contract. He has said he wants to play with son Bronny James (though he’s cooled off on that talk lately). Bronny is headed to USC and will be eligible for the NBA Draft in 2024.
So we can assume that James isn’t going to call it quits … we think. Not yet. If anything, he only indicated he is finally thinking about it.
Maybe next season will be his last. Maybe. But with LeBron, all we can do is go by what he says. And right now, after another season ending in disappointment, he says he is going to think.
And the fact he’s even bothering to bring it up is pretty newsworthy.
LeBron wrapped up his press conference by saying he has “a lot to think about” regarding his personal future in basketball pic.twitter.com/IiFW3EWXYX
— Michael Corvo (@michaelcorvoNBA) May 23, 2023
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