There's always a lot of talk around The King, LeBron James, so when it comes down to the player's retirement plans, you can bet we're all ears. Don't worry - the Lakers player is not tossing in the towel quite yet as he approaches his 20th season playing for the league. In fact, he wants to stick around as long as it takes to play with his son, Bronny James. However, the basketball star's family was unaware of this plan until James said it publicly. But according to his son, the plan sounds "pretty cool." So, what exactly is his plan?
LeBron has played for some of the best teams in the league, from the Cavaliers to the Heat and now the Lakers - the billionaire NBA player is unstoppable. However, the 37-year-old athlete has retirement on the horizon, but not until he has the opportunity to play with his 17 year-old-son Bronny. Luckily for Bronny, he inherited the basketball gene from his pops and could be looking at playing for the league one day following his high school graduation next year. But, the high-school senior and the rest of the family weren't all too sure that this was LeBron's plan until a recent interview with Sports Illustrated exposed the grand plan.
According to LeBron's wife, Savannah, the couple "hadn't talked about it" recently. She explained, "I mean, yes, because obviously, you ask the boys what they want to be when they're 10, 11 years old. I want to be in the NBA. And I think that's just something that was near and dear to LeBron's heart." James confirmed in the interview he had yet to discuss the idea with his family, seeing as they "don't even really talk about the future too much," and prefer to leave it in the hands of the "basketball gods." Alright, well, we hope the basketball gods are listening real close to this one.
In a 2017 interview with GQ, James opened up about his wishes to play "against" Bronny in the NBA before he retires, saying, "That'd be, that'd be the icing on the cake right there." Oh yes, it would be! Fast forward a few years, and LeBron confirmed to The Athletic, "My last year will be played with my son," and that "wherever Bronny is at, that's where I'll be." And on that note, stay tuned.