‘Lucky for You Guys, That Day Is Not Today’

Lebron James Fakes Out ESPYS Crowd With Near-Retirement: ‘Lucky for You Guys, That Day Is Not Today’

At the 2023 ESPY Awards, LeBron James fooled everyone with a ruse.

After surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time top scorer in February, the 38-year-old Los Angeles Lakers player took the stage to be honored for his accomplishment.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to play once the season ended,” he admitted. I’m aware that many authorities have already told you what I’m about to say, but I’m here to speak for myself. I remember wondering whether there was any way I could continue playing without resorting to illҽgal methods. Can I still put all into the game, he said. For the next few years, I will honestly be asking myself this question every season’s finale. I just don’t bring it up in casual conversation.

Everyone was on the edge of their seats waiting for the sportsman to rҽveal whether or not he would be retiring.

“Lucky for you guys, that day is not today,” he remarked with a grin, prompting applause from the crowd. He went on to say that it “brings me back every year” to see his sons play baseball with their coaches and teammates.

I’ve made up my mind to tell you exactly how I feel. Savannah began, “LeBron James is the baddest mother—,” but their 8-year-old daughter Zhuri cut her off, prompting much hilarity.

She said, “I think LeBron James is the baddest to ever set foot on a basketball floor. As a general rule, no one is more diligent. Nobody has done more for basketball, and nobody cares more.