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LeBron James is back in the news, but this time it’s him confirming he plans to retire in purple and gold.
James started playing with the Los Angeles Lakers back in 2018 and was basically brought on to help restore the team to its former glory. In 2020, LeBron led the Lakers to Championship and they won, giving the team its first title in 10 years.
On Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes’ podcast Smartless, James spoke of his career with the Lakers and what he assumed his future in the league would look like. LeBron revealed he was under contract until 2023 and had full intentions of retiring with the Lakers.
“I truly hope that I can finish my career with the Lakers. However many years that is, if it’s four, five, six, whatever, seven, I hope I can continue to play the game. I love being in L.A., my family loves being in L.A. Being with a historical franchise like the Lakers is something… It’s like me being in Space Jam — I never thought it would be possible. You think about Kareem, and Magic, and Wilt and Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, Kobe, Shaq and all of them, the whole list goes on.”
It seems as if LeBron James plans to be around but and at this time, there is no word on if he will extend his contract.