Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has been receiving a lot of questions about his NBA future. Most analysts agree that he is the greatest basketball player the NBA has ever seen. LeBron won his fourth NBA title at 35 and he can easily win a few more titles. Lakers fans would definitely love to see that.
LeBron has accomplished a lot in his career. The four-time NBA champion is also a four-time MVP and four-time NBA Finals MVP. But, if you ask LeBron, he will definitely say he has so much to prove.
LeBron James has great plans for his NBA future
King James led the Lakers to their first title in a decade. Oct. 11 is an important day in Lakers history. Los Angeles won the 17th title in team history. According to LeBron, this is the ultimate motivation.
“I think personally thinking I have something to prove fuels me,” the four-time NBA champion said. “It fueled me over this last year and a half since the injury. It fueled me because no matter what I’ve done in my career to this point, there’s still little rumblings of doubt or comparing me to the history of the game and has he done this, has he done that? So having that in my head, having that in my mind, saying to myself, why not still have something to prove? I think it fuels me.”
LeBron led the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA finals eight straight seasons before becoming a Laker in 2018. The king missed the playoffs in his first year with the Lakers. The groin injury was too much to handle, and LeBron missed a total of 17 games.
Some said LeBron was too old to help the Lakers win a title. Well, the washed king has so much to offer and his MVP performance said it all. LeBron was averaging 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 10.2 assists per regular-season game with the Lakers. He was even better in the postseason, averaging 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists in the playoffs. Lakers fans support their new idol. LeBron earned the trust of those who doubted his potential, too.