- Dwight Howard wants LeBron James to join him in Taiwan after the Lakers were eliminated from the NBA playoffs
- James and the Lakers were swept in the Western Conference by the Denver Nuggets
- The 38-year-old scored 40 points in the game but missed a game-tying shot
Days after inviting players eliminated from the NBA playoffs to Taiwan, Dwight Howard has extended his offer to Los Angeles Lakers veteran, LeBron James, who was recently knocked out of the playoffs by the Denver Nuggets.
The 20-year NBA veteran produced a magnificent performance in Game 4 but fell short in the last second as he tried to tie the game to send it to overtime.
Howard left the NBA to play for the Taoyuan Leopards in Taiwan after leaving the Lakers in 2022. He won his only NBA ring with the franchise in 2020.
The eight-time NBA All-Star Howard has been jokingly inviting players to come and join him in Taiwan after their playoffs were wrapped up. He mentioned the likes of James Harden, Jordan Poole, Julius Randle, and Klay Thompson, per SF Gate.
Howard invites James to Taiwan
James hinted at retirement after the Lakers were knocked out of the playoffs after losing Game 4 113-111. The 38-year-old scored 40 points and played all but four seconds in the game.
Howard wants to team up with James again, this time in Taiwan.
"We got purple and gold jerseys. I got one right here, right now. It's white, we got purple and gold, though. Nobody got No. 6, you can have that," Howard said on a video posted this week in which he pretended to call James...You've done playing in the league or 35 years, you've done broke every record. You LeGOAT, LeGOAT. You can be the LeGM over here, LeCoach, you can be LeTrainer. You can be LeCook, LeDriver," via CBS Sports.
James ended his 20th NBA season, which was a resounding success.
He became NBA's all-time leading scorer after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had held that record since 1984. He averaged 28.9 points per game but struggled with injuries. James has shown he can still perform for a few more years in the league.
James hints at NBA retirement
Sports Brtief earlier reported on LeBron James hinting at retirement after the Lakers were swept in the Western Conference finals.
He has played 20 years in the NBA and turns 39 in December, leaving fans with a cryptic message which raised many questions.
"I got a lot to think about, to be honest. Just personally, with me moving forward with the game of basketball, I got a lot to think about."