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Pelinka's plans to make LeBron James retire as a Laker

Pelinka spoke with LBJ and this is what he told him

By James Brown

Pelinka spoke with LBJ and this is what he told him
Pelinka spoke with LBJ and this is what he told him
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Rob Pelinka has no intention of letting LeBron James go. The Los Angeles Lakers vice president of operations made it clear that he wants King LeBron to retire in the purple and gold jersey and according to Chris Bayne, yahoo sports NBA insider, Pelinka will do everything he can to provide what is necessary for LeBron to compete for the championship in each of his remaining years.

As is already known, LeBron is looking at the possibility of extending his contract for 1 or 2 more years. All Lakers fans would love it because if there is anyone capable of leading this team to success, it is undoubtedly King LeBron James. But it's not that easy to renew him. As much as LeBron loves this team, his contract extension depends on several factors.

Starting with the issue that James is hoping Pelinka can put together a team that is capable of competing for the championship not only this season but in the following seasons. Last season the Lakers had a record of 33 wins and 49 losses. Certainly a terrible record and even more so when you have 5 NBA all-stars (LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, and Carmelo Anthony).

It is also important for LeBron to know what will happen with his son Bronny James who is a couple of years away from being selected in the 2024 NBA draft. LeBron has already stated that he is interested in playing with his son and hopes to do so. The question here is whether the Lakers can get their hands on that pick because with the other teams aware of LeBron's statements, they will undoubtedly want to take Bronny and have both James (father and son) on the same team.

LeBron James is going for his 20th season

There is one person who seems to be unaffected by the years and that is LeBron James. At 37 years of age, LeBron averaged over 30 points per game, 6.2 assists, and 8.2 rebounds last season. These numbers are crazy and even more if we compare him with other players who reached this age. With everything on track to sign an extension for 1 or 2 more years LeBron is on track to break all kinds of records and hopefully break them in the Lakers jersey.

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