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LeBron James’ Agent Rich Paul Weighs In on His Client’s Retirement Talk
- LeBron James' agent Rich Paul has weighed in on King James' retirement talk
- After the Los Angeles Lakers were swept in the Western Conference finals, James hinted at retirement
- James had a phenomenal 2022/23 season and will turn 39 in December
LeBron James sent shockwaves in the NBA world after hinting that he may retire from basketball. James made those comments after the Los Angeles Lakers were swept in the Western Conference finals by the Denver Nuggets last month.
His agent, Rich Paul, has given his say about the situation.
The 38-year-old completed his 20th NBA season, which was filled with injury problems. He was incredible, nonetheless. He averaged 28.9 points but admitted that he played through injury in the playoffs.
In his 20th season, the four-time NBA champion became NBA's all-time leading scorer after passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in February. Only two players in NBA history have played more games than James if you include the playoffs and now has the most points, something that might never be broken any time soon, per CBS Sports.
The four-time NBA MVP signed a contract extension last offseason, meaning if he retires now, he could leave over $50 million on the table. He also claimed he wants to play with his son Bronny
Rich Paul on James' retirement
Rich Paul, the CEO of Klutch Sports, who has represented James for nearly two decades, recently weighed in on James' cryptic comments, which hinted at his retirement.
He was coy when asked if James would play next season.
“I have an expectation just as you do,” Paul said. “We’ll see,” via Cleveland.com.
James also hinted he may need foot surgery in the offseason. The veteran has shown he can still play at the highest level, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him play next season. He will be 39 in December.
Why James may not retire
Sports Brief earlier reported on why James may not retire from the NBA.
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Retiring now does not make financial sense to James since he signed a two-year $97 million deal last summer. He also said he is looking forward to playing with his son in the league.
Moreover, winning a fifth ring will be the icing on the cake since has nothing else to prove in his career.