Even at 34-years-old, LeBron James is finding new ways to put the league on notice. Averaging 23, 11, and 8 in his 17th season, his longevity is simply astonishing.
Interestingly enough, he made the connection between himself and Tom Brady, who is still one of the NFL's best quarterbacks despite being over 40-years-old. In a chat with Dave McMenamin of ESPN, Bron compared himself to Brady, expressing his desire to play professionally until he is physically incapable.
“Not really. Not the way I feel right now,” James said when asked whether or not he ever thinks about how the end of his NBA career will look, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. “Me and Tom Brady are one in the same. We’re going to play until we can’t walk no more.”
James arrived in Los Angeles back in 2018 and has been doubted ever since. His age and the tough landscape of the Western Conference had many in the community guessing against James' odds to win another title.
The 2019-20 campaign has proved many of those doubters wrong. Not only is LeBron resurfacing in the MVP conversation, but the Lakers are firmly in the Championship chase, boasting the second-best record in the NBA.
It's hard to say for sure that he'll be playing into his 40s, like Brady, but -- at the very least -- he won't go down easy.