The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the most interesting teams to follow during the 2018-2019 NBA season due to the presence of LeBron James.
James, who has started to resemble his normal self in recent weeks, has vaulted the Lakers from a laughingstock to a legitimate playoff contender in a tough Western Conference. At 14-9, Los Angeles is currently in the fifth spot and have begun to look better on both ends of the floor.
While Year 1 of James’ four-year deal has been more about building and establishing an identity and play style, there are already talks about what he might do at the end of his contract. His long-term commitment to Los Angeles was a surprise, but some are already wondering what he might do when he hits free agency for presumably the last time in his career.
One idea is that James would stick around long enough to play with his oldest son, an idea he acknowledged, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic:
LeBron James told @tferriss he wants to see the floor with Bronny, meaning he’d play in the league for at least another 5-6 years (via The Tim Ferriss Show podcast): https://t.co/AcHVDWk4ev pic.twitter.com/qsREioSgef
— Jovan Buha (@jovanbuha) November 28, 2018
As James notes, LeBron James Jr. has yet to enter high school, but already looks like a legitimate NBA prospect. Should he end up a one-and-done prospect, there is a legitimate chance that James could see his wish granted.
Even at 33-years-old, the three-time champion has shown little to no decline in his play. The Lakers and head coach Luke Walton have emphasized lowering James’ minutes so they can keep him fresh throughout the season.
While it is fun to imagine James sharing the floor with his son, his focus clearly remains on his present team and how they can consistently win. Hopefully, James and the rest of the Lakers continue their solid play in a back-to-back situation against the San Antonio Spurs.