Lebron drops 40 in Brooklyn and hints at retirement

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Lebron drops 40 in Brooklyn and hints at retirement

In year 21 of Lebron James' spectacular career, the 39-year-old hinted at his retirement after dropping 40 points on nine made three-point baskets in a 116-104 win over Brooklyn on Sunday.

After tying his career high in three-pointers made in a game, as well as points scored this season, the four-time MVP acknowledged his time in the league may be coming to an end. "I'm not gonna play another 21 years, that's for damn sure," James said. "Not very long. I don't know when that door will close as far as when I'll retire. But I don't have much time left."

It is almost unfathomable to imagine a league without a player like Lebron, especially after recording a season-high in points scored and tying his career-high in three-pointers made in a game. James’ greatness is not only recognized by his fans and the city of Los Angeles; he received a standing ovation from an away crowd in Brooklyn after his 40-point performance.

His spectacular performance doesn't just stop last night. James is averaging 25.4 points, 8.1 assists, and 7.3 rebounds per game this season, and the Lakers are on track for the NBA play-in tournament, meaning Lebron could have another magical postseason run and possibly capture another NBA championship for Los Angeles.

Bronny James

Many speculate that Lebron is waiting for his son, Lebron James Jr., AKA Bronny James, to enter the NBA before retiring. Bronny just finished his freshman season at the University of Southern California, where he averaged 4.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in his first year with the Trojans. It is still unclear whether Bronny will declare for the draft or continue his collegiate career in Southern California.