‘Can Retire with a Perfect 4-0 Record’: LeBron James Reacts to Unbeaten Streak as All-Star Captain

Published 03/09/2021, 3:48 AM EST
Mar 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Team LeBron forward LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers (23) dunks the ball during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports


The NBA All-star game concluded yesterday as a stacked team LeBron defeated the short-handed team Durant 170-150. Though LeBron James only played 13 minutes, other stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Steph Curry put on quite a spectacular display, helping the team lead to a wondrous conclusion.

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LeBron James opens up about his unbeaten record as an All-Star captain

Ever since the new format of the All-Star games were announced in 2018, LeBron has been absolutely unstoppable. He has been a team captain since and has led his team to victory on three previous occasions.

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This latest All-Star game victory was the fourth successive win for LBJ as a captain, and the Lakers forward was asked about the same in his post game presser. James had a rather interesting take, claiming that he would want to remain unbeaten as an All-Star captain.

LBJ said, “Hope that they allow me to retire from being an all star Captain, so I can retire with a perfect 4-0 record. You know, I’ll keep that forever.”

The 36-year-old added, “I always try to pick the right team, you know, and I’ve been lucky enough for four years to pick the right team. Guys want to compete and play to win, and I’ve been on the winning side of all four.”

With the All-star games over, James and the Lakers will now shift their focus back to the regular season. They start their second half of the season in four days against the Pacers. It will be interesting to see how the champions approach the second half of the season.

Twitter reacts to GM LeBron

NBA twitter went in an absolute frenzy with the incredible record by LeBron as a captain. Take a look at the crazy reactions.

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While LBJ continues to perform at a high level, it is fascinating to imagine what’s next in store for the arguable GOAT of the NBA. He is already one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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Given his immense off the court success as well, it will be interesting to see if LeBron takes up a challenge of becoming a GM after retirement. He has shown signs of being a quality GM in these All-Star games. Should he ever consider becoming a GM in the near future and build a franchise from scratch?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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