Lebron James: “I Hope I Finish My Career With Lakers”

Lebron James

Lebron James finally has decided to call a place home until he hangs up his professional attire. James has made the decision that he would like to remain in Los Angeles until his retirement from the NBA. That is of course if the Los Angeles Lakers front office would want that. It is business after all, and he is no Kobe Bryant who has been with the team for decades where a sense of gratitude is paid for taking the team through mud and trenches to success.

James speaking on the Smartless podcast revealed his interest to stay with the Lakers for the rest of his career. Quite the surprising comment by James as many thought his final resting place in the NBA to retire would be the Cleveland Cavilers. But, that is that thought and here is James hoped reality:

“I truly hope that I can finish my career with the Lakers. “And how many years that is, if it’s four, five, six, whatever, seven, I hope I can continue to play the game. I love being in L.A., my family loves being in L.A.

Being with a historical franchise like the Lakers is something like, it’s like me being in ‘Space Jam’ now. I never thought it’d be possible.”

James signed a two year $85 million dollar deal with the Lakers. That contract is set to be up when he turns 38 years old. He has already exceeded his time of play in the NBA beyond former NBA stars such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade.

Minus Jordan who was 37 years old when he retired or the second time…Wade retired at 36 years old and Bryant at 35 years old. James suggesting he may stay four years beyond 38 years old in the NBA is way pass the age of his NBA colleagues. Can you see James in the NBA running up and down the court at 42 years old.