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At the NBA All-Star LeBron gets brutally honest on farewell tour when retiring

The Lakers star is 39 years old but still away from retirement, at the NBA All-Star got asked about having a farewell tour when the time com

By James Brown

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LeBron James spoke at the NBA All-Star clearing a lot of rumors that have been speculated in the past few weeks including his continuity with the LA Lakers and the possibility of a farewell tour when the time comes to retire.

While the 39-year-old James claims to not have a precise plan in place for what the final stage of his playing days will look like, he said he does have a preference: suiting up for the purple and gold as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.

"I am a Laker and I'm happy and been very happy being a Laker the last six years and hopefully it stays that way," James said. "But I don't have the answer to how long it is or which uniform I'll be in. Hopefully [it] is with the Lakers. It's a great organization, with so many greats. But we'll see."

James arrived at All-Star Weekend on Sunday, rather than Saturday like the rest of the All-Stars, because he was seeking treatment on his left ankle that caused him to sit out L.A.'s last game before the break -- a 138-122 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.

LeBron James gets brutally honest about having a farewell tour when he decides to retire

"I was asked this question a couple of days ago," James said. "'Will you kind of take the farewell tour, or will you kind of just Tim Duncan it?' "I'm 50-50, I'm going to be honest because there are times when I feel like I guess I owe it to the fans that have been along this journey with me for two decades plus, to be able to give them that moment where it's every city and whatever the case may be and they give you your flowers or whatever the case may be. That seems cool."

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