LeBron James stated that winning remains his top priority as well as the indicator of how long of his career he has left, the player stated on Wednesday. This comes after the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 112-98 loss to the Miami Heat, James’ former team.
“I know as long as my mind stays in it, I can play at this level for a minute,” James replied when asked how long he will still play before retiring. “Now, that’s up to my mind. My body is going to be OK because if my mind is into it, I will make sure my body is taken care of and I’ll continue to put in the work.”
Despite the loss, James produced a strong individual performance, scoring 27 points and racking up nine rebounds and six assists, He lead the team in all metrics on the night.
With two years and $97 million remaining on his contract, James remains unsure as to whether he will continue playing for the Lakers, or in the NBA for that matter, following the expiration of his current agreement.