‘Retirement hints?’ 3 reasons LeBron will never retire. Including the ‘GOAT debate’ with MJ.
LeBron James, the “King,” has made comments hinting at retirement. However, local media presented ‘3 reasons why LeBron can’t retire’ and said ‘LeBron James will never choose to retire’.
On the 25th (KST), CBS Sports in the 먹튀검증 United States reported, “LeBron James will never choose to retire. There are three compelling reasons.
LeBron James’ team, the Los Angeles Lakers, lost the Western Conference Finals in four games to Denver. It was a shocking sweep for the Lakers, who had made it through the play-in tournament and all the way to the Western Conference Finals.
So was LeBron James.
“A lot to think about,” he told local media after the game. When asked about his plans for next year, he said, “I don’t know. I really don’t. I honestly have a lot to think about,” he said.
Local media outlets were quick to report that LeBron James had hinted at retirement. However, nothing has been decided yet.
According to CBS Sports, “LeBron James is unlikely to make a retirement decision because of one, money, two, playing with his son, Brownie, and three, his basketball legacy”.
He is under contract with the Los Angeles Lakers through the 2024-2025 season. He will make about $46.7 million next season. For the 2024-2025 season, he has a player option worth about $50 million, which allows him to stay with the team and become an unrestricted free agent.
The outlet reports, “If LeBron announces his retirement, he loses all two years of his contract. It’s worth a total of $100 million. That’s a lot of money to give up, even for LeBron.
Also, LeBron has always said, ‘I want to play with my son,’ but Brownie is at USC, and he’s a big-time prospect who played in the McDonald’s Championship. If he retires, he’ll have to give up playing with his son.
Finally, his basketball legacy. If LeBron can add a championship ring with the LA Lakers, he’ll definitely set the framework to surpass Michael Jordan as the “Basketball Emperor”.
Still, the debate about the greatest athlete of all time (GOAT) is an ongoing one. It’s about the comparative advantage of Michael Jordan and LeBron. Local experts say that LeBron, who holds the all-time scoring, assists, and rebounding records, is at or near the same level as Michael Jordan. All he needs to do is add a championship ring and he’ll be on his way to surpassing Michael Jordan.
The outlet concluded, “LeBron is a player who knows his place. He certainly knows what it means to add championships to the Lakers. And while he can’t single-handedly carry a team like he used to, he’s still one of the best players in the game. It’s hard to imagine him calling it quits at this point.