LeBron James made some intriguing retirement statements after the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs.
The entire NBA was abuzz with rυmors, but no one seriously thought he would just walk away. James scored 40 points in the Lakers’ final game, demonstrating that he is still performing at a high level. Now that the warning has been issued for the first time, his career may be coming to an end sooner than many had anticipated.
The Indoor Bally Sports Arena Some details on James’s possible retirement were shared by Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson.
While we haven’t heard anything official from James himself, his recent instagram postings on the Lakers’ free agency may give a hint. Many in the industry never anticipated he would truly walk away.
As the start of training camp draws near, I have little doubt that we will receive formal word on James’s plans. However, for the time being, we can only conjecture.
Former Lakers Guard Among Long List of Players Who Worked Out For Phoenix Suns
The 2023–2024 NBA season is shaping up to be one in which the Los Angeles Lakers will have to face the Phoenix Suns if they have any hope of advancing to the NBA Finals. They took last year’s Big Three of Kevin Durant, Devin Booker, and DeAndre Ayton and made them even better by adding Bradley Beal.
Already, key free agents like Yuta Watanabe and Eric Gordon have signed with them to bolster their lineup and increase their chances of winning the championship. Due to the fαct that the team’s core players will be owed over $160 million in the upcoming season, Phoenix has been looking to sign low-cost veterans who want to be on a contending team, as well as young players who are lacking in specific areas.
A large number of players who might be familiar have been holding workouts at the Suns’ facility. First, we learned last week that they signed Jabari Parker and Stanley Johnson, two players who had previously been selected in the lottery (you may recall that Johnson had some good games with the Lakers before being dealt for Patrick Beverley). According to reports, former Lakers Darren Collison also recently impressed the Phoenix Suns in a private workout. In the 2021–2022, Collison signed a ten-day deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. He played in only three games, averaging little over 12 minutes and scoring 1.3 points per game. He was never given the shot he would have needed to prove his mettle, but it should be kept in mind that this was a Lakers team that was severely underperforming and lacking direction at the time.
During his time with the Sacramento Kings (2014-2017), Collison was a very reliable guard option who regularly scored in double figures and made better-than-average three-pointers than his peers. His stint in purple and gold was brief, but at age 35, we still have high hopes for his future in the league.