The NBA's all-time leading scorer, LeBron James has dropped a hint on his future in the league during the 2021 NBA All-Star Game at the Vivint Arena in Utah. Team Giannis defeated Team LeBron 184-175 to give the Los Angeles Lakers star his first All-Star defeat as a captain after winning five matches.
Team Giannis' Jayson Tatum set All-Star record with 55 points and received the NBA All-Star MVP award for his amazing performance. On the other hand, LeBron James injured his pinky finger in the second quarter and was ruled out of the game as a precaution.
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Before injuring his finger, the four-time NBA champion was finishing work at both the ends by his defensive and attacking prowess. However, the Lakers, who are placed at the 13th spot in the Western Conference standings, require LeBron James to play the most to help his side reach the playoffs and due to precautionary measures, James didn't feature in the second half.
LeBron drops hint on his NBA future
We all know, King James' desire to share the court with his son Bronny James, who is just a couple of years away from being eligible for the NBA Draft. LeBron was mic'd up during the game and some of his words were captured by TNT's broadcast at the Vivint Arena in Utah that hinted his future plans in the NBA.
LeBron James said, "I gotta slow down. Couple more years."
Before suffering an injury to his hand, LeBron scored 13 points in 14 minutes with four assists and a rebound.
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The Lakers are in deep trouble as they have left 23 games to play in the league this season and are currently placed at the 13th spot in the Western Conference standings, which means every game means a lot for their chances to qualify for the playoffs or play-in.