LeBron’s Retirement Leverage Leaves Lakers in a Tricky Position

Dennis Schroder can't see it in Los Angeles. "[He's] still got the juice," remarked Schroder.

D'Angelo Russell does not agree. He still has a lot of gas in the tank, Russell said.

At the very least, he could understand it, joked Darvin Ham. After such a defeat, Ham claimed, "I think I was ready to retire."

Sorry, Denver, but the revelation that LeBron James, (arguably) the greatest player in NBA history, was considering retirement was the biggest story to come out of the Nuggets' series-clinching Game 4 victory.

James' retirement would be perplexing and comprehensible at the same time. James isn't the same player he was ten years ago, when he was winning MVP awards and dominating opponents in the playoffs.

also draining. The most demanding season in James' 20-year career has been this one. The Lakers' season got off to a 0–5 start. Then 2–10. 

In the postseason, he played 39 minutes per game on average. For Denver, it increased to 43.

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