GAME OVER: LeBron James Reveals Retirement Plans Following Loss to Warriors

NBA expert Shams Charania predicts that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will play one or two more NBA seasons before he retires.

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NBA expert Shams Charania predicts that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers will play one or two more NBA seasons before he retires.

As far as LeBron James is concerned, most individuals Charania communicates with about the player believe he will play for a year or two more, including Pat [McAfee]. However, it’s evident from his comments that he’s come to the conclusion of his journey. Athletes of LeBron James’ caliber may also find it tough to embrace retirement.

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“And today, Rich Paul and I spoke about LeBron James’s future and his openness about retiring and calling it a day on his career. Rich Paul told me that it felt like landing a plane. You take some time to land. When you are about to drop after 45 minutes, there is a warning. Here is a brief announcement. And Rich Paul, I think, kind of hinted at it.

Despite being the oldest player in the NBA at the moment—39 years old—James has been one of the top players this season. He is averaging 25.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.1 assists per game while shooting 53.3 percent from the field and a career-high 41.6 percent from three-point range.

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In the Lakers’ most recent game, which took place on March 31 against the Brooklyn Nets, James was all but certain to start. He nailed all but one of his 10 3-pointers and finished with 40 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in a game that Los Angeles won by a score of twelve points. Los Angeles improved to 42-33 on the season with the victory.

Los Angeles overcame the Nets to break Brooklyn’s three-game winning streak. In addition, it was the Lakers’ eighth victory in their previous ten games.

Despite being older, at least by NBA standards, James has been the Lakers’ offensive spark plug in his 21st NBA season.

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In terms of assists per game and points per game, he leads the team; Anthony Davis is only 24.7 points per game behind him. D’Angelo Russell is the only other Lakers player who has averaged more over six assists per game during the 2023–24 regular season.

Among all players in the league, James is averaging the 13th-most points and the sixth-highest assists per game.

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James and the Lakers will have a fantastic opportunity to win their second consecutive game when they meet the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. The 23-51 Raptors are among the worst teams in the Eastern Conference and are currently experiencing the longest losing streak in NBA history at 13 games.

Their most recent triumph came against the Charlotte Hornets on March 3, which was around a month ago.

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