Lakers’ LeBron James Drops Cryptic Retirement Hint After Dropping 40 Points On Nets

LeBron James is in his 21st NBA season, but age has nothing on him. The king of basketball turned 39 in December and his game is sharper than ever.  However, great LeBron will have to announce his retirement at one point. He cannot play forever. Yes, it looks like he will dominate basketball courts for good, but the four-time NBA champion have to call it career in the (near) future.

LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers celebrated a great win over the Brooklyn Nets. This was their sixth win in the last seven games. LeBron delivered 40 points which was a game-high.

The four-time NBA champion averages 25.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 8.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game with the Lakers this season. There’s no decline in his performance, but LeBron dropped a serious hint.

“Not very long. I’m on the other side, obviously, of the heel,” the Lakers superstar said when asked how much longer he’ll be active. “I’m not going to play for another 21 years, that’s for damn sure. But not very long. I don’t know when that door will close as far as when I retire, but I don’t have much time left.”

Lakers LeBron will have to confirm his retirement at some point

LeBron is the perfect role model for young players. He is determined to win each game he plays and everyone knows he is a winner, including his doubters.

Lakers head coach Darvin Ham spoke about LeBron’s role in the win at Barclays Center. He embraced his leadership role and led his team to a win.

“I told him in the huddle before his last little stretch… I’m just extremely thankful that he packed the [superman] cape on the road trip,” Ham said. “We needed all nine of those threes… Bron caught fire and just carried us home.”

The Lakers own the No.9 spot in the Western Conference, but the Golden State Warriors are right behind them. They enter the most important stretch of the season.