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NBA | Feb 19

LeBron James Opens Up About Lakers Future

LeBron Has Spent Six Seasons With the Lakers and He Has No Plans of Changing That

LeBron James Opens Up About Lakers Future
LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

King James Ain’t Going Nowhere 👑

I am happy and have been very happy being a Laker…hopefully it stays that way. – LeBron James

Prior to the trade deadline, there were plenty of NBA rumors about LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers future. The team hasn’t played up to expectations this season and it doesn’t look like they’ll be serious title contenders.

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However, NBA news recently revealed that multiple teams reached out to the Lakers about possibly trading for LeBron but both the team and the player didn’t have any interest. Now the future Hall of Famer has given more insight on his Lakers future during NBA All-Star weekend.

“I am a Laker and I am happy and have been very happy being a Laker the last six years and hopefully it stays that way,” LeBron said.


Based on the fact that he didn’t push for a trade at the deadline and these comments, it sounds like LeBron is starting to lean toward the idea of spending the rest of his career in Los Angeles. But how much longer is that career going to last?

LeBron James’ stats are still very good even though he’s 39 and he hasn’t really shown many signs of slowing down. Despite that, LeBron is starting to think about retirement but he’s just not sure when he’s going to be ready and if he’s going to want a farewell tour.

“I don’t know how many seasons I have left. I know it’s not that many. … I was asked this question a couple days ago: ‘Will you take the farewell tour or just Tim Duncan it?’ I’m 50/50.”


Honestly, and I say this as a LeBron fan, there’s no way he’s not going to have a farewell tour. There’s never been a player who seems more likely to have a farewell tour than him. He loves the spotlight and while it might be cringey to some people, he definitely deserves to be celebrated in his final NBA games.

Who knows, maybe LeBron will go out quietly but I have a hard time buying that. There are a lot of fans who have never been able to see him play that may finally make it happen if they know he’s retiring.


That said, I can’t imagine he’s calling it a career soon. He definitely has at least one more season in him and possibly even more. Here’s hoping he can go out on top and still play at a high level once he’s done.

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