LeBron James Contemplating Retirement After Epic 20th NBA Season, Says "I Got to Think About It"
LeBron James has spent his entire 20th season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers leading them all the way to the Western Conference finals of the playoffs. Despite having a lingering foot injury for which he consulted medical professionals, James still managed to play in all 17 of L.A.'s postseason games--even lighting up the Nuggets for 31 points in the first half of their Game 4 matchup. Unfortunately, he was unable to close out the game as his attempted floater to force overtime was blocked at the buzzer.
When asked if he could play on for another season, James said, "I got to think about it." His teammate and fellow Laker, Anthony Davis, also recalled James saying he "might have one more in me" when talking about the 2024 Olympics. But now James will have time to think, as he is likely to get an MRI on his injured foot to see how the tendon has either healed or not healed.
Speaking on his performance and overall game the King said, "I knew I could get to the finish line. Obviously I knew I had to deal with it and deal with the pain or deal with not being able to be myself before the injury, but there was nothing that made me feel like I couldn't get to the finish line...I'm still better than 90% of the NBA. Maybe 95."