Former NBA Champion Chris Bosh talks about how long LeBron James can play at a high level, and how he can sustain it for longer
LeBron James has been a top-tier player even before making his way to the league. He was a 5-star prospect in his high school days. He was drafted as the first pick in the 2003 draft. Ever since LeBron James has stunned the entire league with his high level of basketball.
James just concluded his 18th season in the NBA, and for most of those 18 seasons, he has been considered the best player in the league. However, as of late, it feels like Father Time has been catching up with the King.
LeBron James was suffering from a groin injury last season, and this season an ankle injury had him out for 1/3rd of the season. Even though he was back for the playoffs, he was never 100%.
Chris Bosh estimates how long LeBron James can stay dominant
Having played four seasons together in Miami, Chris Bosh and LeBron James know each other quite well. James has one of the longest-lasting successes that anyone has had in the league. He’s been to the Finals 10 times in the last 11 seasons. He has four rings to his name, four Finals MVPs, and four regular-season MVPs.
Even though injuries have slowed down LeBron a bit, his former teammate Bosh feels the King has one or two more seasons of dominance in the tank.
“Look for the Lakers to add pieces, because if they can get someone else to lighten the scoring load and the distribution, he’ll be able to sustain for a little bit longer. At a very high level, the way he’s capable of playing, two years maybe, at least one more year, and I think that’ll be an exciting thing because he’s really getting into uncharted territory.”
Chris Bosh predicts LeBron James has ‘2 years maybe’ left of playing at very high level: https://t.co/wGRUGxQdsg
— Lakers Daily (@LakersDailyCom) June 8, 2021
LeBron James has already promised to come back strong next season. He’s taking time off in the offseason to heal up completely, and would not report for International duties at the Olympics.