Impact on the NBA: LeBron James leaves his future in suspense and opens the door to retirement

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After being eliminated in the NBA Western Conference Finals on Monday, the los angeles lakers Lebron James has sown doubts about his immediate future and, according to ESPN, is considering a possible retirement.

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At the press conference, the all-time leading scorer in the NBA he dodged several questions about his upcoming season with the Lakers before releasing a cryptic message: “We’ll see what happens from now on. I don’t know. I have a lot to think about, to be honest. I have a lot to think about. Personally, moving forward with basketball, I have a lot to think about.”James declared.

Later, an ESPN reporter reported that James, who aspired to reach his 11th final and fight for his fifth ring, told him he thought he might not play next year TNT reporter Chris Haynes told It turned to Twitter that James is “considering” retirement, citing unnamed league sources.

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LeBron James leaves the field after being swept by the Lakers by the Nuggets.  Photo: AP

LeBron James leaves the field after being swept by the Lakers by the Nuggets. Photo: AP

LeBron experienced a bitter end to his 20th season in the NBA with the defeat of his Lakers 113-111 against the Nuggets, who closed the series with a sensational 4-0. At 38 years old, James tried to avoid elimination in every way, getting 40 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assist without resting a single minute.

At the press conference, the striker expressed his frustration at the loss while acknowledging the superiority of the Nuggets: “I haven’t even started thinking about next year. We had a great run (in the playoffs) but we weren’t able to reach our goal.” Our goal is always to win championships. That’s what this franchise is all about. It’s disappointing,” he said.

LeBron James throws the ball in front of Aaron Gordon's mark.  Photo: Reuters

LeBron James throws the ball in front of Aaron Gordon’s mark. Photo: Reuters

The Lakers were one of the surprises of these playoffs after qualifying for the playoffs and knocking out the Grizzlies, runners-up in the West, and the Warriors, defending champions.” I think it (the season) was good. I don’t like to say it was A successful year because at this point in my career I’m not just playing to win championships. I’m not thrilled about reaching the Conference Finals. I’ve done it many times. And it’s not fun for me to not be able to make the Finals. ” he pointed out.

LeBron James still has two seasons under contract with the Lakers but in the second he has the option to become a free agent, the player has always stated that he wants to continue in the league until he plays with his son Bronny, who can be selected by the Draft 2024.

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