LeBron James has managed to stay as one of the best players in the NBA for two decades.
The King now prepares for Year 21 in the league as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
James previously hinted at retiring from the NBA after the Lakers were swept by the Denver Nuggets in the 2023 Western Conference Finals.
With the new season on the verge of starting, James recently shared an Instagram post featuring Austin Reaves, via NBA Retweet on Twitter.
“[Alien] status! Gearing up for Prime Time year #21!!” James wrote in the caption.
LeBron’s IG post:
“👽 status! Gearing up for Prime Time year #21!!” pic.twitter.com/lZMDiPKybK
— NBA Retweet (@RTNBA) September 27, 2023
James looks in phenomenal shape for a player who has already played 20 seasons in the NBA.
But his competitive spirit isn’t dead yet, and he aims to have a legendary Year 21 in the NBA.
Last season, the he broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time scoring record.
This time around, he has a chance to become basketball’s top scorer by surpassing Oscar Schmidt.
Apart from that, James’ primary goal must be to win the fifth NBA title of his phenomenal NBA career.
Lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy next season will help James get one step closer to surpassing Michael Jordan as the greatest basketball player of all time.
James averaged 28.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game during the 2022-23 NBA season.
Can he produce similar numbers in Year 21?
If he can, it will astronomically increase the Lakers’ chances of winning the title and hanging the championship banner No. 18 in the Crypto.com Arena.NEXT: Magic Johnson Has A Clear Response To Stephen Curry Debate