Los Angeles Lakers Supports LeBron James’ Retirement Decision But Hopes He Continues

LeBron James
LeBron James

LeBron James has been a star player for the Los Angeles Lakers, he has announced his retirement plans this summer. The 38-year-old basketball player had recently scored 50 points in a playoff, creating history in the NBA. LeBron’s Lakers failed to win against the Denver Nuggets in Game 4, after a tough match and a duel between James and Nuggets player Nikola Jokic, the score being 111-113. After the disheartening loss at the finals of the Western Conference, LeBron expressed his wish to retire in an interview with ESPN

Rob Pelinka, general manager for the Lakers and basketball operations vice president has spoken out on LeBron James’ retirement plans. He said LeBron James has provided much to basketball and earned the right to decide, whether he will continue doing so or not. 

Rob has further stated that entertainers and athletes are often put under the spotlight, and dehumanized. He said that the Los Angeles Lakers support their players who have reached a career change. The Lakers are certainly supporting James in his retirement decisions, however, they do expect him to carry on with his career and would like to give James some time.

LeBron James Journey So Far

LeBron James is often called King James and is considered a contemporary of famed basketball player Michael Jordan. James before his career with the Lakers, played for the Cleveland Cavaliers first from 2003 to 2010, then again from 2014 to 2018. He joined the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018. James also played for the Miami Heat from 2010 to 2014. James has received numerous NBA awards for his brilliance in basketball and is perhaps one of the best basketball players in the world.