After another NBA Finals loss, LeBron James has a big summer ahead of him. James is expected to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent.
All eyes will be on LeBron. The best news for the NBA and everybody else is we will have “The Decision, Part III.”
However, if it were up to former NBA star Antoine Walker, the 33-year-old James should think about retirement.
“If I’m LeBron James, I may think about retirement,” Walker recently said on the SouthSide Heat podcast. “Right now, we’re sitting here scrambling trying to figure out what team he would best fit. It’s not really one team that we actually can say that’s going to really help him get over the hump.”
It’s an interesting thought by Walker, and beating the Golden State Warriors won’t be an easy task. However, LeBron is still playing at a high level in his 15th NBA season. He has proven that he has a lot of basketball left.
I think James could find a team that could get him over the hump. The 76ers would be a good fit with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, and the possibilities with Markelle Fultz. Also, the 76ers have the 10th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Finally, he gets to stay in the Eastern Conference, which would keep him away from the Warriors until the Finals.
Listen to more of what Walker had to say about LeBron James below. Walker talks LeBron at the 29:11 mark: