LeBron James can be seen next season as well.
ESPN and CBS Sports in the US said on the 30th (Korean time), ‘A source close to LeBron James said that the probability of returning next season is very high. I believe it will return for the 2023-2024 season.”
The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled in the playoffs this season. However, he ran into the limits of his objective power. They beat their archrival Golden State and advanced to the Western Finals.
However, they lost 4 games to the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals (Best of 7). It was a complete defeat with no excuses.스포츠토토
After the Western Finals Series, LeBron James said something significant. In an interview with local media, he said ‘A lot to think about’.
It was a question about plans for next year. He said, ‘I don’t know. I really don’t know. To be honest, there are many things to think about.” At the time, the local media unanimously said it was a “meaningful remark that suggests retirement.”
There was a reason. Lost to Denver. The Los Angeles Lakers had Anthony Davis and LeBron James’ one-two punch, D’Angelo Russell and Austin Reeves. Organizational skills improved as the game progressed. But Denver was a huge wall.
Lebron’s dominance in the game, which came down from his heyday, has declined. The whole time he was standing on the court, his poor activity became an issue.
One of the recent NBA trends is the speed of the game, or transition. A team with a weak transition receives an invisible minus in the margin of offense and defense, and the efficiency of offense and defense decreases.
In other words, Denver outperformed the LA Lakers not only in set offenses but also in fast breaks and early offenses, and ultimately won. After the game, LeBron James likely felt a frustration he hadn’t felt before. Moreover, it was a series that proved that the Los Angeles Lakers could not challenge for the championship ring only with role players who were good at the core of LeBron and Anthony. In other words, it is highly likely that the team system where Lebron exists as a core will reduce the chances of winning.
In the end, LeBron revealed a very complicated feeling by saying that it took a lot of thought.
LeBron James has played in 55 regular league games this year. He suffered from a foot injury all season. In the playoffs, he showed the appearance of an ace, but struggled as his activity decreased in defense and transition.
However, it looks like Lebron will try again.
Local media said, ‘LA Lakers will face many off-season problems. In particular, he said that the point guard problem is a homework that must be solved.