LeBron James is the greatest player of his generation, and many believe he is arguably the greatest of all time. The 18-time All-Star won four NBA Championship and is also a four-time MVP. His career achievements are staggering and he’s set an insane amount of records. But ‘King James’ is also in the twilight of his career.
So today we’ll look at the reasons why this should be his last NBA season. We’ll discuss the Lakers’ descent into dysfunctional chaos as well as his motivations after he has done everything. However, we should be grateful for every game we watch with him now because there may not be many more. Perhaps that’s for the best. Find out why right here.
James is learning quickly that a competitive league isn’t kind to older players. His situation is very similar to the NFL’s Tom Brady in that he’s playing for an ailing team but his individual performances aren’t terrible. If James was an average talent, nobody would say that he’s suffering a major decline (via FOX News).
The problem is that fans have short-term memories and recency bias is a serious problem. People don’t remember what they had for breakfast never mind when James won his first NBA ring. Many of them will foolishly judge his legacy in his latter years as opposed to his career as a whole. It should be his last NBA season because he’ll do less damage to his reputation.