LeBron James on retirement: ‘I don’t have much time left’

LeBron James once again rewrote the NBA history books on the night, surpassing his highness Michael Jordan for the most games over 30 points in the league, including playoffs: against the Brooklyn Nets came a 40-point performance (season high tied) with 13/17 shooting, including an incredible 9/10 from 3-point range for his Lakers 104-116 victory, which keeps them in the running for eighth place, as they currently occupy ninth place (42-33), behind the Suns (43-31).

After the game, LeBron James was joined by reporters’ microphones, who asked him how much longer he could go on putting up such performances:

Not for much longer. I’m obviously already on the other side of the hill. I certainly won’t be playing for another 21 years, that’s for sure. I will not play for much longer, I don’t know when I will close the door to the field, when I will retire, but I don’t have much time left

All basketball fans hope that the time for the retirement of a champion of LeBron James’s caliber will come as late as possible, but surely the 39-year-old from Akron’s on-court use of the court so heavily by the coaching staff of his Los Angeles Lakers will contribute to that date coming sooner than expected.

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