LeBron James is still a dominant force on the court as he enters his 20th season in the NBA, but while he seems invincible, the end isn't that far away. It speaks to his greatness that despite being hampered by injuries, he was still able to average over 30 points per game this past season, and he continues to defy what seems possible for a human being at this stage of his career.
Still, as we said, the end of the road is in sight, and while it looks like LeBron is set to sign an extension with the Lakers, his former teammate Channing Frye believes that James will end his career with the Cavaliers.
"Could you imagine LeBron's last year in Cleveland?...I'm just a kid from Akron. His school, the city. I'll say this to his face he should go back to Cleveland every single game."
"He's gonna be in LA until, I cannot imagine my mind Bron being third wheel, right? It's gonna be tough, okay, so when Bron is second wheel and a half. Bron's like all right man, thank you I'm going somewhere for a season and we're going to make it work."
"I think he's going to play the point guard and they're going to go to the Eastern Conference finals and they might lose to a team who's young, but then he's going to go out. It's going to be the greatest last year. If he knows this is last year I think he takes less money to go back to Cleveland."
It would be amazing to see LeBron back in Cleveland for his final season, but if he signs this extension with the Lakers, he would be around 40 years old by the end of it, depending on the duration of that contract. LeBron has also said that he wants to play with his son Bronny, so if he is to go to some team at that point, it would be to wherever Bronny gets drafted.
Still, if this does end up happening somehow, then, as Frye says, it has all the making of the greatest last year of a career. The Cavaliers are a team with some promising young talent, and it would be a great storybook ending if he can lead the team to some kind of success.