Lakers hoping LeBron James decides to continue career

The Los Angeles Lakers' entire roster, with the exception of one player,

showed up at the practice facility on Tuesday for an exit interview with head coach Darvin Ham and vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka.

After declaring to ESPN that he would like to retire this summer after being eliminated in the Western Conference finals, LeBron James is now getting all the time he needs from his team to think about his options.

When the time is appropriate, we'll look forward to having those discussions, Pelinka said.

"However, I will concede that LeBron has contributed as much to basketball as any player in history. And once you do that, you have the right to choose whether or not to continue giving.

They all experience career turning points, and it is our duty as Laker fans to help any player on our team who is experiencing one by offering nothing more than support.

Naturally, we would like to see him continue in his career, but for now, we just want to give him some time.

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