It has been a wild ride for LeBron James over the last 20 years. There were several rough patches and many more legendary moments lived. But today, he goes down in history as arguably the greatest NBA player of all time. Keep in mind, James has invested a lot of time and effort into his craft. Ultimately, it all came down to the things he has done on the court. He dominated, influenced, and nurtured the game.
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During the 2022-23 season, the 4x NBA Champion achieved the unthinkable. Over three decades ago, his predecessor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar set the record for most regular-season points. James broke the record in style while averaging 28.9 points per game at age 38. As a token of appreciation, James was given an ESPY Award for Best Record-Breaking Performance.
During his speech, he took time to reflect on his journey to stardom. He was welcomed on stage by his wife and three children. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar was not shy to speak about his amazing career. He extended his gratitude toward Savannah, his children, and his mother for supporting him along the way. But this is the first time he’s spoken publicly ever since his retirement comments.
LeBron James opens up about his honest approach to his future in the NBA
Before announcing his final verdict on retirement, he took time to appreciate his sons. He said, “And you know what brings me back every year? It’s watching and coaching my boys and their teammates cuz I see those kids and it brings me back to why I play. Those kids get me back to where I need to be.” He took a moment to relive his childhood days and how he reminds himself what he was worth.
Over a month ago, the Lakers were defeated by the Denver Nuggets during the Western Conference Finals. For a team that barely made it through to the playoffs, they survived the toughest scenarios. The Lakers even defeated the Golden State Warriors who were defending their title. But after losing to the Nuggets, James confessed that he was considering hanging up his shoes.
But after much speculation and rumors regarding his future, James spoke out about the situation finally. After appreciating his sons for inspiring him to play, he told the world that he has a lot more left to do. He also highlighted that he will play until he can’t give the sport his all. This is great news for NBA fans and his empire as well. In a few more months, we will witness LeBron make another attempt to be at the top, where he truly belongs.