In his 15th NBA season, LeBron James is still playing at a phonomenal leval as he’s currently averaging 27 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, along with one steal and one block per game. According to USA Today, he said he has no plans of retiring any time soon but quality time with his children is a factor that would make him think about retiring sooner than he’d like to.
“The only thing is with my kids getting older, that’s the only thing that kind of stops me from going as long as I’d like to,” said James. “I’ve got a 13-year-old son now. He’s in the seventh grade. He’s a damn good basket player, too. On this road trip, I’ve already missed four of his games. That’s the thing that kind of sucks. I’ve got a 10-year-old boy, 3-year-old girl. Daddy side kicks in sometimes. That will be a deciding factor in how long I want to play.”
Despite his accomplishments, James says that he doesn’t feel like he’s played in seven straight NBA Finals or the fact that he’s been in the spotlight since he was 18-years-old. He feels that everything from this point on is extra credit work that will help solidiy his career.
“I’ve already went further than I thought I would go. Every thing after this point is extra credit. Fifteen years. I don’t know, I’ve been in this spotlight for half of my years. I’m 33 now. This thing started when I was 15. 18 years I’ve been in this light. I’ve already exceeded everything I’ve dreamed about. At this point, I’m just adding crazy toppings on the cake like my daughter would do. Throw all kinds of stuff on the cake and whatever happens happens.”
At at this point in the season, the Cavaliers stand at 26-14 and third in the Eastern Conference. LeBron and Cleveland are handed the task of defeating top teams in the East such as the Celtics and Raptors in order to earn his fourth ring.