LeBron James might be getting too old (age-wise). Well, he is 38 years old, but the King is playing better than most rookies in the current season. James has proved time and again that age is not an issue to quit the game. Instead, he is just aging like a fine wine. But how long can he keep this up?
Doubters are counting the days before the King says, “I’m done.” However, his fans just want him to keep going and keep inspiring. In a recent interview, LeBron James revealed he is in a great state of mind that enables him to keep performing like this. But it looks like it’s not his mind but his body that is not supporting him as well as he would like.
The King Wants To Win His Fifth NBA Championship Title
Recently, King James appeared in the All-Star game for a record 19th time, equalling again with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
According to LeBron James, he needs to focus on the 23 games left in the season for the Lakers to turn things around. So King James decided to sit out for the last two quarters. In any way, the 4-time MVP has been averaging pretty good this season with 30.0 points per game. But whatever accolades come his way, LBJ would not want to divert his focus from the primary goal. King James mentioned several times in his career, “winning is the motivation.”
What’s The Future Looks Like For LeBron James?
LeBron James: "I gotta slow down. Couple more years…" 👀pic.twitter.com/azjByq8KY6— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) February 20, 2023
According to James, “I cannot let two years in a row go by, and I am not able to participate in the post-season. I cannot let that happen. It is just not in my DNA.” But it looks like it is now or never for the King. After the All-Star game, LeBron James hinted at something along the lines of “need to slow down a bit. A couple of years more.” What exactly was he talking about? Is he planning to retire at 40? That is reasonable because players generally retire at or after 35.
The big question in the media is what he meant with those words at the home court of the Utah Jazz. TNT recorded these words at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. But if he stays for another couple of years, it may mean he is waiting for his son to make it to the NBA franchise. In the next two years, LeBron’s son, Bronny James, will be eligible to be chosen in the NBA draft. LeBron James has expressed the desire to be part of the father-son duo many times in the past. Currently, his goal to see his team through to the playoffs is looking really tough to come true. The Lakers (27-32) are at 13th seed in the Western Conference table.