LeBron James Refuses To Commit to Lakers After Postseason Exit

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James doesn't give the fanbase confidence heading into the offseason.
Apr 27, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the
Apr 27, 2024; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the / Jason Parkhurst-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers' 2023-24 season has been put to an end at the hands of the Denver Nuggets for the second straight year.

After beating the New Orleans Pelicans in the Play-In Tournament, the Lakers locked down the seventh seed to match up against Denver. After only pulling off one victory, the Lakers now have some tough decisions to make regarding the coaching staff and roster.

The biggest one surrounds LeBron James and he didn't give a ringing endorsement about a return in a presser after the Game 5 loss.

Lakers News: LeBron James Doesn't Commit to Los Angeles

James was asked if Monday's affair would have been his last game with the Lakers. He responded by saying, "I’m not going to answer that. Appreciate it."

This certainly doesn't ease the minds of the fans and upper management heading into the offseason. Last summer, James and the Lakers agreed to a two-year, $99 million dollar contract that includes a player option for the 2024-25 season.

It sure sounds like James is thinking of opting out but that isn't a surprise. His son Bronny has entered the NBA Draft and LeBron has always expressed his desire to play with his son.

Although no one knows where Bronny will land, some teams could select him to give themselves a better shot of luring LeBron.

James is still one of the best players in the game despite being 39 years old. He was fifth in the NBA in assists (8.3) with 25.7 points and shot a career-high 41% from 3-point land.

The 20-time All-Star sounds like he's going to weigh his options before deciding on where he will be playing basketball for the 2024-25 campaign.

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