LeBron James has overcome every obstacle over the course of his 16-year career. But with Father Time knocking at his door, how much longer can he remain victorious?
Despite the doubts surrounding this season for him and the Lakers, he seems confident he can continue to dominate at this stage of his career.
“I know what I’m capable of, I know what I can still do in this game, even at this stage of my career,” LeBron told The Athletic. “When the dust settles, and it will, we’ll see.”
Indeed, age is an obstacle that overtakes everyone, even the King. We may have already seen its effects.
Last season, his first with L.A., LeBron missed a career-high 27 games with a groin injury that lingered throughout the year. Upon his return, he was unable to lead the Lakers into the postseason, marking the first time he hasn't made it since 2005.
“Even when I wasn’t in the playoffs, the Lakers and my name would come up throughout the whole thing,” LeBron said. “I know where I stand in this league so I don’t need that satisfaction (of seeing what it’s like without me).”
Through it, James is hoping to learn, rest, and grow so that he may end up with a different result. And while that much remains to be seen, it is clear that Bron isn't ready to bow down just yet.