Lakers star Lebron James has insisted he is not yet ready to retire from the NBA and will return for his 21st NBA season.
James, who has 19 all-star starts and four Finals MVP awards, increased marginally from his career average of 27.2 points per game to 28.9 last season. In more than 35 minutes, he also averaged 8.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists. Towards the end of last season, there were reports that he was considering retiring after being swept by the eventual champion Denver Nuggets.
Speaking yesterday during the acceptance speech of the ESPY, James said he still has a lot to give on the floor. “I don’t care how many more points I have or what I can or cannot do on the floor. The real question for me is, Can I play this game without cheating? ’ The day I can’t give everything on the floor is the day I’ll be done,” James said. “Lucky for you guys, that day is not today,” he said.