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Drake and LeBron chop it up this week on HBO’s “The Shop” and talk retirement, bad hair cuts as a kid and Drake’s son. HBO’s website says the show features “unfiltered conversation and debate from the biggest names in sports and entertainment, who can speak honestly on sports, music, pop culture, world events, business and other culturally relevant topics.”
In a clip James posted to his Instagram, the two can be seen discussing retirement, and knowing when to bow out gracefully. Drake starts, “I think maybe one of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully, I’ve watched people overstay their welcome, and I just don’t ever want to be that guy that’s addicted to the feeling of victory, addicted to the emotion of people digesting something that they love, and get to a point where I’m feeding them something”. Bron then interrupts his thought with some advice, “what helps with the gracefully bowing out is having people around you that was there from day one, that’s seen you from the beginning.” * sneakily pulls out notepad and takes notes*.
Continuing on the subject of knowing when the right time bow out is—LeBron adds that you gotta be careful of who’s in your circle, “You can’t have motherfuckers around you that don’t keep it honest with you and keep it real with you, you gotta have someone to tell you like, ‘Yo, either accept the lesser role, or you gotta tank.’” The full episode of “The Shop” featuring Drake, as well as basketball players Ben Simmons, Elena Delle Donne, Victor Oladipo and Mo Bamba airs this Friday, Oct. 12, at 9:30 p.m. ET on HBO. Watch the full clip below: