LeBron James contemplated retirement after his Lakers were swept by the Denver Nuggets, despite posting his highest point production for a half of a playoff game of his unequaled NBA career.
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The star set a career-high 31 points in the first half of Game XNUMX of the Western Conference finals on Monday night.
James, 38, had 40 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. He, too, ended in immense frustration, as the Lakers' big late-season comeback ended with four straight losses.
"We will see what will happen later," he said in the last response to his press conference after the game. "I ignore it. I have a lot to think about, to be honest. As far as continuing to play basketball, I have a lot to think about."
James is under contract with the Lakers for next season, earning a salary of $46,9 million. But he owns his future after eclipsing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time points mark earlier this year.
“Being able to be present in the locker room, on bus transfers and plane trips, things of that nature. It is something that exhausting. It was a very exhausting season for me,” James said.