LeBron James had said a few things during the All-Star break that somewhat worried a lot of Los Angeles Lakers fans. The statement had many thinking that he was already looking towards playing for another franchise soon. Some believe that he would want to play with his son Bronny, wherever he gets drafted in a few years. Others believe he would want to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and end his career there.
However, he clarified his comments and Lakers fans can rest easy for now. He said, “I see myself being with the purple and gold as long as I can play. But I also have a goal that if it’s possible – I don’t even know if it’s possible – and if I can play with my son, I would love to do that.” He said that it would be one of the coolest things to ever happen, but he also mentioned that this desire doesn’t make him want to leave the Lakers randomly.
What Did LeBron James Say Exactly?
This whole situation first began when James said that the “doors not closed on that” in regard to potentially returning to the Cavaliers to retire there. On top of that, he made comments about the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder have the most picks in the draft through the next few years. Meaning they could potentially grab Bronny James, his son. LeBron said that the Thunder’s General Manager, Sam Presti, was “the real MVP” when asked about Josh Giddey.
The Lakers are seriously struggling to make noise out in the Western Conference right now. They are 27-32 right now and are set to compete in the play-in tournament. They are seven games behind the sixth seeded Denver Nuggets as well.
However, much of this disappointment may be due to chemistry issues and injuries. The trio of James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook have only played in 20 games together.
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