LeBron James Reveals When And Where He Wants To Retire

LeBron James addresses his future with the Lakers and reveals retirement details.

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LeBron James continues to age like fine wine as he is still somehow playing at an All-NBA level in his 21st season in the NBA. Not only is he having by far the greatest age-39 season in NBA history, but he is also still one of the best players in the league.

However, Father Time comes for us all. After the Lakers win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, James addressed his future.

Lakers News: Lebron James Reveals Retirement Details

Saying that he doesn't have "too much time left", James is hinting at a potential retirement sooner than people might be expecting.

What the future holds for LeBron has been the elephant in the room for the Lakers all season. James has a $51.4 million player option for next season. He can opt-in and stay with the Lakers, move and finish his career elsewhere, or retire altogether.

Fortunately for Lakers fans, retirement doesn't seem that imminent. And according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic, both James and the Lakers want him to retire as a Laker.

"Both James and the Lakers would prefer he retire a Laker, according to team and league sources."

The Athletic's Jovan Buha

It doesn't seem like James is ready to retire anyway. He is on pace to play the most number of regular season games he has played since the 2017-18 season. He is having the best shooting season of his career, hitting 41.6% from behind the arc, pushing his efficiency to new heights, while still averaging 25.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 8.1 assists.

As long as LeBron James is healthy and playing well, the Lakers have a shot at making a deep postseason run. They are currently in the Play-In picture in the Western Conference but have the seventh-best odds (+2400) to make the NBA Finals on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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