This was a big deal for a number of reasons.
First, it keeps one of the biggest athletes of all time on the team’s roster and gives them a better chance at turning things around next season.
Second, it will allow James to literally make NBA history.
LeBron James has a chance to make some history if he completes his current deal with the Lakers 👀 pic.twitter.com/JGRUVZvmT8
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 18, 2022
If James fulfills the entire contract, he will be the first athlete to play in the NBA as both a teenager and a 40-year-old.
You don’t have to be an NBA expert to understand just how substantial and monumental a feat like that would be.
And there is little doubt that James could do it.
In fact, if anyone can do it, it’s him.
Time Is On His Side
While there is no doubt that James has experienced many more injuries over the last couple of seasons, he has stayed surprisingly healthy for someone his age.
James is 37 and is still making more than 30 points a game and is a dominant force on the floor in nearly every game.
That just hasn’t happened before with someone his age.
He will definitely have a few more absences in the seasons ahead but he also stands a very good chance of making it into his 40s while still playing in the league.
When that happens, James’ dominance in the league will be yet again undeniable.
James seems adamant about achieving this goal and he is treating his body with extreme care and attention.
In fact, he looks to be in better shape than ever before.
This means that we really might be seeing a 40-year-old All-Star in just a couple of years.