Posted 12 days ago
After the Lakers were eliminated from the postseason Monday, four-time NBA champion LeBron James hinted he might step away from basketball.
James just finished his 20th season in the NBA and delivered an impressive 40-point performance during the Lakers' Game 4 loss in the Western Conference finals.
"I don't like to say it's a successful year because I don't play for anything besides winning championships at this point in my career," James told reporters after the game.
"You know, I don't get a kick out of making a conference (finals) appearance. I've done it, a lot. And it's not fun to me to not be able to be a part of getting to the Finals. … But we'll see. We'll see. We'll see what happens going forward. I don't know. I don't know. I've got a lot to think about to be honest."
Aside from the fact James is still one of the league's top players, he has significant financial incentive to continue his NBA career.
In August, James signed a two-year, $97 million contract extension with the Lakers. The deal kicks in next season.... (Read more)