LeBron James Jokes About Sitting the First Half of 2020-21 NBA Season

Published 11/01/2020, 12:01 AM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates after a play against the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in game six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY SportsMandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA Championship in an amazing fashion. With this season over, many are wondering when fans will experience the game of basketball again.

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According to many reports, the season is expected to resume in December. However, many veteran players including LeBron could sit out the first few weeks of the season.

On that note, James recently sat down for an interview with Maverick Carter and former US President Barack Obama. LBJ talked about his plans for the 2020-21 season if it begins in December.

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“Carter: LeBron, the season is coming up, you got 10 more years? Five more years? You looked like you’ve got about five to 10 the last time we saw you on the court.”

Obama: You know what though? He’s definitely gonna have some minutes restrictions. I’m not sure he’s getting back on D the first half of the season.

LeBron: (laughing) The first half of the season, I’m cherry-picking the whole first half of the season (laughs).

Obama: Hey, you’ve got to save yourself for when it counts.

LeBron: Yes sir.”

Although James just joked on this statement, there is still no clarity when the season will begin. Moreover, if the season does start in December, will the veteran players really sit out? We will have a clearer picture of this in the coming weeks.

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Can LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers win another championship?

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James holds up four fingers after winning his fourth NBA championship after game six of the 2020 NBA Finals. The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 to win the series. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Prior to winning the 2020 NBA title, James was not expected to play at an MVP level in his 17th year in the league. But not only, he played spectacularly in the regular season; he kicked things up a notch in the playoffs.

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During this championship run, King James contributed 27.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game. Furthermore, he bagged in the fourth Finals MVP trophy of his career. These numbers by James and a similar contribution from Anthony Davis were more than enough for the Lakers.

But next season, the league will get even more competitive. If the Lakers want to repeat the same success, they need to make a few more changes to their roster. Will LeBron James retire as a 4-time NBA champion? Or will he add a few more rings to his fingers?

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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