LeBron James insists he has no plans to call time on his NBA career, comparing himself to Patriots great Tom Brady.
Prior to the Lakers’ game on Friday night at the Staples Center, the 34-year-old was asked if retirement had crossed his mind. James dismissed the suggestion, likening himself to Brady, who is still going strong at the age of 42 and holds the record for the most Super Bowl wins with six.
“I’m not at the end of my story,” James said to reporters. “No, not really, not the way I feel right now. Me and Tom Brady are one and the same. We’re gonna play until we can’t walk no more.”
Following James’ comments, Brady responded from his official Twitter account, tagging the Lakers star.
James responded in kind: “Well I’m playing until I can’t throw TD [touchdown] passes anymore!”
James was the star of the show for the Lakers on Friday, scoring 29 points and dishing out 11 assists in a 99-97 victory over the Kings. He brought the crowd to its feet in the second quarter with a Dunk of the Year candidate on Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica.
Looking pretty good for Year 17.
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