“2038 Champ Coming”: NBA Fans Shocked as LeBron James Drops Career Spoiler

Published 12/29/2021, 9:00 AM EST
Dec 15, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) celebrates the win over the Dallas Mavericks during overtime at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy Reuters


Los Angeles Lakers have finally ended their five-game winless run after an emphatic win against the Rockets. The Lakers won 132-123 at the Toyota Center. LeBron James led the scoring charts for the game with 32 points in 39 mins. Russell Westbrook and Malik Monk had a significant contribution to the game as well.

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James has been in top form for the last few weeks. He has been delivering for the Lakers week after week without much support from the other players. Even when the Lakers were on a five-game winless run, James was leading the scoring charts for them.

Dec 25, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) shoots against Brooklyn Nets guard DeAndre’ Bembry (95) during the first half at Crypto.com Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

James is set to turn 37 on December 30, and it’s crazy to think how dependent the Lakers are on him. It’s even crazier when you think that he is aging, and is closer to the end of his career. Fans want him to play for as long as he wants and so does he.

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However, he recently admitted that he has thought about his career end. This is not something NBA fans are prepared for now and it led to some reactions on Twitter.

NBA Twitter reacts to LeBron James talking about his career’s end

LeBron James was recently asked if he has ever thought about his career end. To this James replied: “I’ve thought about it. … I’m definitely not halfway in my career.”

He also added that as long as his mind and body remain fresh, he will play. His statements garnered attention on Twitter and NBA Twitter came up with some heartwarming reactions.

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James is an integral part of the Lakers team and shows no signs of slowing down. He has been performing consistently this season and has been pulling the Lakers out of tough situations. He has been frustrated by the team’s performances in recent days, but he never showed it on the court.

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The Lakers have a monstrous roster at their helm and they have failed to perform accordingly. The dependency on James is unreal and without him, the team looks confused.

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Can the Lakers bounce back from here and challenge for a championship this season? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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