At 35-years-old, at the end of his 17th season, LeBron James has certainly put a lot of miles on his body. And, with the 2019-20 campaign set to start in just a few short months, there are questions about how what he will be able to do next season.
According to his teammate, Danny Green, King James might even sit out for a month to start the year in order to preserve his aging body.
“He’s been in The Finals 10 out of 17 years… it’s draining to do that, and to have that quick of a restart, I wouldn’t expect to see him there. I wouldn’t expect to see him for the first month of the season.”
The Lakers, and other teams who played late in the Orlando bubble, won’t have much of an offseason at all if the league moves ahead with their December start date.
LeBron, who has been to the Finals 10 times in his long and storied career, might need some more time off to get his body right.
No doubt, the NBA will take that into consideration as they wrestle with the start date for next season. Having already lost billions of dollars in revenue, however, missing out on their annual Christmas Day game might not be the best way to rebound after a tough year.
It will be interesting to see what they decide to do.