LeBron James’ last few years in the NBA promise to be quite the spectacle.
Any thoughts that LeBron James was starting to slow down on the basketball court or was overly concerned with his second career as a movie producer were emphatically put to rest when James led the Los Angeles Lakers to the 2019-20 NBA championship, his fourth as a player. He cashed in this offseason with a two-year max contract extension that keeps him in LA for the foreseeable future.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, LeBron claims that he really doesn’t have an idea on when he plans to hang it up, but he did add that he never “takes each season for granted.” James might be eyeing retirement after the end of his contract, but he is clearly in win-now mode after this deal.
LeBron James might be able to play with Bronny near the end of his career
James’ new contract extension runs out the same year in which his oldest son LeBron James Jr., known to most of the world as “Bronny,” will graduate from high school. If the NBA decides to amend its rule that prevents jumping straight from high school to the league, James might have the ability to play against or alongside his son in the future.
James added that he’ll have “options” after his contract expires, leaving the door open to potentially playing with his son in order to pass the torch and cap off his career.
While James will try to lead Anthony Davis and the Lakers to what would be his fifth individual title in the NBA, he is clearly thinking about life after the Lakers and basketball as a whole. Playing with Bronny, which he hasn’t totally shut the door on, could be a very unique end to one of the most singular players in the history of the NBA.