LeBron James, a prominent basketball figure in the US, has revealed that he is contemplating leaving the sport following the Los Angeles Lakers’ failure to advance to the NBA Finals. Despite scoring a personal best of 31 points in the first half of Game 4 and leading his team to the edge of the finals, the seventh-seeded Lakers were defeated by the top-seeded Denver Nuggets in a 113-11 match. James missed two crucial attempts to tie the game in the last minute.
Speaking after the final game of what was his 20th NBA season, during which he became the league’s all-time leading points scorer, he said the campaign had been “challenging”.
“I don’t get a kick out of making a Conference Finals appearance. I’ve done it, a lot. And it’s not fun to me to not be able to be a part of getting to the Finals,” he said.
“We’ll see. We’ll see what happens going forward. I don’t know. I’ve got a lot to think about to be honest. I’ve got a lot to think about to be honest. Just for me personally going forward with the game of basketball, I’ve got a lot to think about.”
Last year, LeBron James signed a 2-year contract extension with the Lakers that should keep him at the club through the next season