Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James confirmed that he’s not going to retire anytime soon in the best possible way during Wednesday night’s 2023 ESPYs.
After fielding rumors for some time about his future, James set the record straight during ESPN’s annual sports awards show by saying that he’s not going anywhere anytime soon as he tries to bring another title to the Lakers.
As he was recognized for breaking the NBA’s all-time scoring record this past season, James confirmed what we all basically knew about him not retiring in still-chilling fashion.
“I don’t care how many more points I score, or what I can and cannot do on the floor,” James said during his speech. “The real question for me is, ‘Can I play without cheating this game?’ The day I can’t give the game everything on the floor is the day I’ll be done. Lucky for you guys, that day is not today.”
Like, c’mon. What a mic drop!
"Lucky for you guys, that day is not today."
Go off, Bron pic.twitter.com/4X1Fqs0PqX
— ESPN (@espn) July 13, 2023
His announcement sent roars through the crowd, as even the fiercest LeBron James haters don’t want to see him go anywhere deep down.
He’s an absolute legend for a reason, and it’s great to hear him say in a public way that he’ll still be with us on the court for the time to come.
Feature image courtesy of ESPN.