The words of LeBron James after the defeat in game-4, foreshadowing a possible retirement at the end of his 20th season of his career, they triggered the alarm. However, the more days go by, the more nobody wants to expose themselves in saying that James played his last NBA game, indeed according to many those words were dictated by fatigue of a race played almost entirely and for the disappointment of not being able to reach the fifth title of his career. According to what Shams Charania of The Athletic said on the Pat McAfee Show, then, LeBron James has been playing the past few months with a ruptured tendon in his foot And in the summer they should work to solve the problem, as some specialists had already suggested he do after the injury suffered in February against the Dallas Mavericks, before meeting “the LeBron James of orthopedics” who offered him the possibility of not going under the knife. He will know more after the MRI which James is expected to undergo soon to evaluate his options in the summer.
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Charania anyway he expects James to be on the field regularly for the Los Angeles Lakers next yearusing the months away from the fields to regain energy and face the 21st season of his career with the yellow and purples, with whom he is under contract for next year for $46.9 million and in which he holds a $50.6 million player option for 2024-25. Even according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, the journalist who “unstitched” the sentences on LeBron’s retirement, his statements were consequences of the disappointment of the moment, and a summer following his two sons to AAU tournaments will help him regain the will to play for at least one more seasonwaiting for the eldest Bronny to be able to declare for the Draft after a year at the University of Southern California.