LeBron James has announced his intention to play for the Lakers for a 21st season

The day I can’t play without giving everything on the floor is the day I’ll be done. Lucky for you guys, that day is not today

On Wednesday, LeBron James made it official that he will be rejoining the Lakers for the 21st season of his NBA career.

A year after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, James accepted the ESPY for Best Record-Breaking Performance and spoke about his plans for the future.

Whether I can score more points or not is irrelevant to me, James added. My main concern is whether or not I can take part in this game honestly. I will retire from playing when I am no longer able to leave it all on the court. You’re in luck because “that day” is not today.After the Lakers were swept in four games by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals, the 38-year-old superstar’s future became a topic of conversation. James immediately afterward, in a cryptic manner, suggested he would retire.

“We’ll see what happens going forward,” James remarked. “I’m not sure. I can’t say. To be completely forthright, I have a lot on my mind. To be completely forthright, I have a lot on my mind.

For My Own Use From Here On Out

“I was serious,” James emphasized. And I mean this with all sincerity. It goes without saying that I need to take care of my physical and mental health.

According to Rob Pelinka, general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, James is “doing the behind-the-scenes work” in front of the forthcoming season.

James just finished up a highly successful campaign. James led a rejuvenated Lakers team to 55 wins in the regular season, averaging 28.9 points (his fifth-highest total), 8.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists. The Lakers acquired Gabe Vincent and Taurean Prince to an already potent squad in the offseason in order to increase their chances of making a deep playoff run in 2023-24.

Whatever the case may be, the Lak