Even at the age of 33, LeBron James remains one of the best players in the NBA, if not arguably its best. With few signs of slowing down yet, it’s fair to wonder: How much longer can he sustain in the NBA?
Well, LeBron finally put a number on it, although in a bit of a roundabout way. As he told to UNINTERRUPTED, the greatest achievement of his life would be to play in the NBA against his son, LeBron James Jr.
You can catch it for yourself around the 10-second mark of this video.
For a few reasons this is going to be a bit of a stretch. It’s no sure thing that LeBron James Jr. will make it to the NBA, although at this early stage things have played out favourably on the youth circuit for the 13-year-old.
More importantly, though, is that LeBron’s son won’t be eligible for the NBA draft until 2024 at the earliest -- or 2023, if the league ever allows players to declare out of high school as was the case when LeBron was drafted. Even still, LeBron will be fast approaching the age of 40.
For a player who has been dominant for so long, and one who takes such great care of his physical performance, it isn’t hard to think that LeBron can play into his late thirties. But, we’re talking about a player who has already played 15 seasons, and tacking on another five years to that career is no easy thing.
Still, it sure would be cool if we could go another decade or two with somebody named LeBron James in the league. That first time seeing father and son share an NBA court together, if it ever happens, would undoubtedly be magical.