When it comes to the G.O.A.T. conversation in the NBA, LeBron James’ name always comes up as the decade’s most promising player. Ever since his debut in 2003, the King has played with many NBA franchises, from Cleveland Cavaliers to Miami Heat and finally to the Los Angeles Lakers. However, as per James, the Lakers is his home. And he is willing to contribute to the franchise as much as he can.
It looks like the Lakers fam wants the same from their star player. Recently, Los Angeles Lakers president Jeanie Buss also expressed her yearning regarding Lebron James. After his recent two-year, $97.1 million contract extension, the franchise boss also wishes that LeBron James should retire in the purple and the golden only.
Lakers Emphasising LeBron James To Retire With Them
Recently, in an interview with Sam Amick of The Athletic, Boss Jeanie Buss revealed some crucial details about LeBron James and his future with the Lakers. Apparently, the organization is trying to convince King James to retire with the franchise itself. According to Buss, “It is a priority to the Laker brand that he retire a Laker. We’ll probably enjoy watching him as he approaches becoming the all-time leading scorer in history.”
Fans of the star player and the sport are aware that LeBron James has already surpassed Karl Malone’s record of the second highest score in NBA history. And now, the Akron Hammer is all set to surpass Kareem Abdul Jabbar to become the highest on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Moreover, amid the Lakers’ declining game since winning the 19-20 NBA title, the franchise will want the most accomplished player to stay with them as long as possible. The Lakers have also made some changes in their current roster to bring in the spike to their victory bar. Additions like Patrick Beverly & Lonnie Walker IV should work to help LeBron James & Anthony Davis bring back the title home.
James Wants To Play In His 40s, With Both Sons
Lately, at many points, Lebron James has expressed his desire to play with his son Bronny James. But recently, the four times MVP player voiced his wish to play with his younger son Bryce as well. In a conversation with Sports Illustrated, James stated, “I feel like I could play for quite a while. So it’s all up to the body, but more importantly, my mind.” LeBron has made it clear that he could see himself playing not just with Bronny but also with Bryce. However, that depends on how his body and mind feel at that point in time. According to LeBron, he is a visionary, but at the same time, he also lives in the moment.
Apparently, if LeBron James wants his desire of playing with both of his sons to get fulfilled, he will need to be in the game in his early 40s as well. However, the King himself has lately named Tom Brady as his inspiration, who is entering his age-45 season with the NFL’s Bucks. Brady retired earlier this year, although announced later that he is returning as the quarterback. And people, including LeBron James, praised and respected the player’s decision. So, it looks like King James will also stay in NBA for some more time to share his legacy with his sons. Not only that, this could all happen within the Lakers itself.