The Los Angeles Lakers needed to grind for 53 full minutes to get a win vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Unsurprisingly, LeBron James was visibly exhausted toward the end of the game, turning the ball over and failing to make his usual impact.
That led to some criticism from Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who claimed to be “very shocked” to watch James play like that in a must-win game, given how durable he’s always been throughout his career.
Needless to say, those comments didn’t sit well with Shannon Sharpe, perhaps the only bigger LeBron fan than Draymond Green.
Sharpe pointed out the fact that it’s rather obvious that James should be gassed at the end of that game, as he played 45 minutes in his 20th season in the league and is 38 years old already.
“LeBron looked gassed because he was. He’s in Year 20 and 38 years of age,” Sharpe said on Undisputed.
Draymond Green said that he was 'very shocked' to see LeBron 'gassed' during Play-In:
"LeBron looked gassed because he was. He’s in Year 20 and 38 years of age.” — @ShannonSharpe pic.twitter.com/8yIDUSyD70
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) April 13, 2023
Shannon claimed that there’s no way Draymond will be able to play 45 minutes in a meaningful game when he’s as old as James, and he might as well be right.
No player has been as good as James has been this deep into his career, not even Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
What LeBron has done is unprecedented by any sport’s standards, barring maybe baseball.
The way he takes care of his body has been a talking point for so long, but it’s evident that it has paid off.
But no one, not even LeBron himself, can escape Father Time, so you better get used to watching him out of breath and missing time as the years go by.NEXT: Fans React To NBA Coach's Shocking Lakers Prediction