LeBron James is a legend in the NBA, but unfortunately he is not eternal… The King is 37 years old and sees the end of his career approaching more and more. James has been the face of the League for years, the successor to Michael Jordan. And when it’s time for him to bow out, a successor would already be found for him…
Last season was a fiasco for the Los Angeles Lakers. While expectations were high on the trio LeBron-Davis-Westbrook at the start of the season, Angelinos didn’t even qualify for the playoffs. The spectacular trio on paper did not work out at all in the end. The lieutenant Anthony Davis was injured (again) a good part of the season and Russell Westbrook he never acclimated to his new team. And next there is LeBron James. The veteran again offered a completely crazy statistical season with exceptional performances. He even became the first player to score 30,000 points, 10,000 assists and 10,000 rebounds, before breaking the 36,930 point mark! But James was far too alone. Moreover, the legend also suffered an injury at the start of the season. An injury that can also be explained by his advanced age…
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The NBA icon since Jordan
Indeed, even if we still see him as dominant and explosive on the courts of the NBA, LeBron James remains human and suffers the effects of age. These last years, james for example had some physical glitches. But nothing more normal at 37! No one is really prepared for it but james is closer to the end of his career than the beginning. His retirement will certainly be a blow to the NBA and all fans of this sport. It must be said that since Michael Jordan, LeBron James is the figure of the NBA. With GM, he is even in the debate for the best player in history. His track record speaks for itself. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2004, MVP four times, won four NBA championship titles where he was named Finals MVP each time. Whether with the Cleveland Cavaliersthe Miami Heat where the Los Angeles Lakers, LeBron James reigned supreme. Moreover, in NBA, he is now the second-leading All-Time scorer and seventh-leading All-Time passer. One of the greatest players of all time, if not the best. His nickname, The King, is no coincidence. But the King is not eternal…
His successor announced
But who to succeed one of the greatest players basketball has ever known? Who to become the new emblem of the NBA ? Whether Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic have been designated by several observers, it could in fact be that the succession of James is on the New Orleans side. In effect, Zion Williamson is destined to become the future boss of the League according to one of his relatives! “I sincerely believe that Zion will be the face of the NBA once LeBron James retires. I believe him. I see him every day dear him. He just needs to be able to stay healthy. He is healthy now. But as soon as the season starts he will be even fitter than he is now.” thus declared Christian Green, new culinary chef of the number one of the 2019 draft, at NOLA.com. He even said that Zion had a clear goal in mind: “He’s in really good shape. My guy says he wants to be league MVP this year. I see him. I believe it “.
doubts and hope
Only, Zion Williamson has not yet really proven in NBA. If every time he set foot on a parquet floor, the golgoth impressed everyone, the problem is his physical condition. In effect, Zion comes out of a white season with the Pelicans. But next season could finally really launch the prodigy’s career. Indeed, alongside Brandon Ingram and of CJ McCollumthe former of duke has the means to break everything in the coming seasons. His potential is immense and if he manages to get over his injuries, it will be difficult to stop him. It’s not for nothing that when he was drafted, the hype generated was similar to that caused by a certain… LeBron James.