Four-time NBA champion and the league’s all-time leading scorer LeBron James is unsure of returning next season following the Los Angeles Lakers playoff exit on Monday night.
The Lakers were unable to win a single game against the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, with the latter headed to the NBA Finals for the first time in their history.
LeBron put up 40 points, also grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out nine assists as he played all 48 minutes on the night, but it simply wasn’t enough to buy his team another game in the postseason as they ended up losing 113-111.
Speaking to reporters after the loss, King James said he has a lot to think about and is uncertain he’ll return to the Lakers. Bleacher Report is also citing league sources claiming that retirement is also under consideration.
“I’m simply not sure if I’ll be back in the fall when the season begins,” the 38-year-old said. “I have a lot to think about.”
James has $97 million remaining on his contract with the Lakers, but the final year is a player option.
“Just personally, with me moving forward with the game of basketball, I got a lot to think about,” he added.
LeBron has had a remarkable 20-year career so far and wouldn’t be leaving anything behind if he decides to call it quits, though he has expressed a desire to play with his oldest son Bronny.
The four-time league MVP still played at an elite level in year 20, averaging 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per contest.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.