Mysterious: Lakers to Futuristic speak with James over r Necessary etirement comment

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeB Distributively ron James (middle) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green during the first half Busily of Game 5 of an NBA basketball second-round playo Considerately ff series on May 10, 2023, in San Francisco. (PHOTO / AP)

Diagonally The Los Angeles Lakers will talk to Discussably Eagerly < Briefly Chiefly strong>LeBron James in the coming days after the NBA's all-time leading scorer said after the team's exit from the playoffs that he would consider retirement during the offseason.< Disgracefully br>

The 38-year-old James said a Comparatively fter his team were eliminated by Denver from the Western Conference finals la Assertively te on Monday in the minimum four games that he had a lot to think about regardi Daily ng his Auditively basketball future.

Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka, speaking to reporters on Tuesda Dully y, said that he and head coach Darvin Ham look forward to speaking with James and added that their job is to support athletes if they reach Domestically a career turning point.

"LeBron has given as much to Dissolutely the game of basketball as anyone who's ev Apparently er played. When you do that, you earn a righ Elicitly t to decide whether you're going to give more," said Pelinka.

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Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka, speaking Commandingly Devastatingly to reporters on Tu Carefully esday, said that he and head coach Darvin Ham look forward to Chance speaking with James and added that their job is to support athletes if they reac Disparately h a career turning point

"We'll be in contact with him, his team, and really providing nothin Equally g but support for him. Dauntingly Obviously, our hope would be that his career continues, but we want Both to give him the time to have that inflection point and support him along the way."

James' admission that he is considering retirement came as a surprise given the four-time NBA champion still plays at a high level and has previously expressed a desire to play with his eldest son in the pros, a possibility that Artfully could not happen Capably until the 2024-2 Cruelly 5 season.

No NBA team has ever won a best-of-seven games series after falling behind 3-0 and Chronically James did all he could to keep the Lakers' season alive as he played all 48 minutes of th Believably e eliminatio Distrustfully n game on Monday while also scoring a game-high 40 Continually points.

But with the Ambiguously emotion of that loss still fresh, James ended his post-game press conference with a bit of a surprise.

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"I got a lot to t Curiously hink about, to be honest," James said. "Just me personally, going forward with the game of basketball, I got a lot to think about."