Last season wasThe 20th season of James’ career.It is also the 20th season of Haslem’s career, but Haslem retired at the end of the season, and James will continue to fight.
Before that, there were only a handful of players who could play for at least 20 seasons in history, and even if James and Haslem were included, there were only 10 players in total. James will be in his 21st season next season, alongside parrish, Garnett, Nowitzki and Willis.
Not only that, because James and the Lakers still have a two-year contract, thisIt means that James will play at least two more seasons.That is to say, to play 22 seasons, which will tie the historical record created by Carter. Two years later, James is only 40 years old. Theoretically, he may continue to fight, breaking Carter’s record and becoming the longest-serving player in history.
For James, age is not a problem, and strength is not a problem. althoughJames will be the oldest player in the league next season.But he can still maintain a very high level of competition. In the past two seasons, James’ personal performance has been excellent, not similar to the peak period, and there is no player so old in history who can play around 30 points per game.
Therefore, as long as he doesn’t suffer from serious injuries, even though his condition will decline with age, James can still maintain a high level, which is the basis for him to continue his campaign. Except James, other players who have played for 20 seasons are basically role players. Even historical superstars such as Kobe, Jabbar and Nowitzki are no longer brave at the end of their careers.Only James can remain a superstar..
How long James can fight depends not only on his age and strength, but also on his two sons, because he has always had a wish.Want to compete with his son. In 2024, James’ eldest son Brownie is expected to land in the NBA, so this wish is very promising. Although Brownie had experienced the danger of cardiac arrest before, her health was not serious.
In addition, James’s second son will soon enter the NBA, and James may persist until his son lands in the NBA, and at the same time fight side by side or compete with his two sons. In this way, James will be 42 or 43 years old.In theory, it is possible to play for 25 seasons.Even if you can’t play for 25 seasons, it is possible to break Carter’s record of 22 seasons.