Now that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the all-time points leader in the NBA, some people wonder what else he has to prove.
He’s already won four championships, four MVP trophies, and enough awards and accolades to fill a mansion.
Plus, the superstar is now 38 years old, which means retirement isn’t too far off for him.
But according to James, he still thinks he could do marvelous, shocking things within the league before the hangs up his jersey.
LeBron still feels like he can bring multiple championships to a team 🏆 pic.twitter.com/lp93g6KMQS
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2023
Speaking on Tuesday night about his ability to compete and his drive to win, James showed his belief in himself.
“I feel like I [can still compete for championships] for any group of guys, for any franchise,” James told TNT.
If any other 38-year-old NBA star were to make comments like this, they’d likely receive a lot of eye-rolling.
But at this point, James has proven that no one can count him out, even as he inches closer to 40.
James is still the best player for his Lakers, even though he is more than a decade older than most of his peers.
His season average is an eye-popping 30.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7 assists.
He’s also shooting 50.8% from the field.
There is no doubt that James is still one of the greatest players in the league and a major difference-maker.
But a team needs more than just him to win a championship.
So even though James remains in fine physical and mental form and truly could help a team win a ring, it might not be possible with this Lakers squad.
The team is dysfunctional and struggling, even with multiple great stars on the roster.
They might have the all-time points leader on their side, but they don’t have very big playoff chances right now.NEXT: Skip Bayless Won't Budge On A LeBron James Debate