LA Lakers talisman LeBron James has had a long and glorious career. James, 37, will enter his 20th NBA season in the upcoming edition of the tournament. The veteran has always remained at the top of his fitness and still has the hunger to keep going.
James feels there is a lot of fuel left in his tank and he is willing to go the extra mile. The experienced campaigner was recently given a two-year contract extension by the franchise.
James said that people often say the sky is the limit for him but is trying to go even beyond that in his career.
LeBron James said while talking in an interview with LA Lakers, “I’ve been prepping my body throughout this time off. Every single month, ramping up, ramping up to get ready for this moment. People say the sky is the limit but for me, I’m trying to go beyond that.
“I don’t know what that sky looks like. I know I can play for as long as my mind is sharp. If your mind starts to waver or you don’t feel like you have it anymore mentally, then the body gonna listen to that.”
Meanwhile, recently LeBron James was placed at number six in ESPN’s NBARank.
Commenting on the same, NBA analyst Zach Lowe said, “In one game or a one-game seven series, I want him over some of these guys. I probably want him over the centers, I can’t take him over Giannis [Antetokounmpo], I can’t take him over [Kevin] Durant. … This guy is still the chess master. He’s still the ultimate chess master.”
James was in stellar form in the previous season as he averaged 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists in 56 games in 2021-22 despite struggling with injuries.
The Lakers will begin its NBA campaign against the Golden State Warriors on the 19th of October.