33 year-old LeBron James shows no signs of slowing down according to a recent interview. As one of the most accomplished players in the NBA with a long list of titles as well as sneaker collaborations and magazine covers, the basketball legend is determined to keep playing until he stands on the same court as his son.
Appearing on an episode with Uninterrupted, the player was asked about what he believes would be the greatest career accomplishment – “If I’m on the same court as my son in the NBA,” he said. “That would be number one in my lifetime as an NBA player. What a response.
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) June 12, 2018
The Business Insider did the maths and it is very possible it could happen. According to reports, James’ son, LeBron James Jr., is already set to go down the basketball route with scholarship offers from Duke and Kentucky. Currently in the seventh grade, and along with changes to the NBA policy allowing players straight out of high school to play, Junior could see himself eligible to play in the 2023-24 season – in five years time.
LeBron Sr. would be 38 at the time and at the peak of his game he is definielty expected to stick around. Most NBA players including the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson, all retired at 39 years-old or earlier, giving James a few more good years left.
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