The Los Angeles Lakers had a strange season, going through a lot of pain to reach the post-season. However, the dream ended in the Western Conference Finals after losing to the Denver Nuggets. This situation led to much criticism of LeBron James and some even called for his retirement. What will happen?
Is LeBron James Retiring?
Sensing a wave of rumors about King’s continuation, Los Angeles Lakers General Manager, Rob Pelinka came out of speculation and made a strong statement. “LeBron gave as much to basketball as anyone has ever played. When you do that, you earn the right to decide whether you want to give more,” the manager told the Los Angeles Times.
It’s worth remembering that James still has one more year on his $46.9 million contract. At the age of 38, LeBron is averaging 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game in the 2022-2023 season.
Heavy loss to Nuggets
A few months ago, no one would have thought that the Los Angeles Lakers were going to make it to the Western Conference Finals, but the truth is that after passing the play-ins and eliminating the Golden State Warriors, everyone had them as candidates. given in. NBA Ring.
The Denver Nuggets appeared the Lakers’ way and showed them no mercy, as they swept them 4–0 in the series, ending Los Angeles and James’ dream. King was the main target of the hard fall, not because of his performance, but because of the damage such a defeat would do to his legacy, often considered one of the best in history.
We will have to wait for the decision made by the player, who managed to win the NBA four times in his illustrious career, the last in 2020 with the Los Angeles Lakers jersey.