LeBron drops 5 young players he admires
After this elimination in the first round and this half-hearted series for him, LeBron James probably feels that he is approaching the end of his career… But he is not necessarily worried. He knows that the NBA is in very good hands, especially thanks to 5 players he mentioned.
This first round of the playoffs strongly resembles a transfer of power between the old generation and the new. Indeed, several young talents are discovering the intensity of the postseason and responding more than present. Even though he was eliminated, Ja Morant for example showed that he had the shoulders to shine and carry a team.
And what about Trae Young, who defeated all odds by defeating the Knicks! same Derrick Rose must have recognized the talent of the young leader and he did not hesitate to make a strong gesture and viral for him… We must not forget either the exploits of Luka Doncic, close to bringing out the Clippers!
At 36, and after the first elimination in the first round of his career, Lebron james was asked about the emergence of all these talents, and the impact this had on his motivation. The King admitted not to use the youth to exceed his limits, but he still took the opportunity to pay tribute to 5 future superstars!
I don’t need anyone in this league to motivate me. I motivate myself. I am motivated by my family, my children, and my love of basketball. But there are still real good kids in the NBA. Devin Booker, Donovan Mitchell, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant… So many 22 or 23 year old players who are just special. There’s also Jayson Tatum, let’s not forget.
These players are exceptional and the league will always be in good hands with these guys. But they are not the ones who motivate me. My motivation comes from my family, from me, from my children, from my school I Promise… I am past the age where I try to be better than young people.
LeBron James is above these stories… He probably knows that he will not be eternal and that it is useless to compare himself to Luka Doncic or Jayson Tatum! He is nearing the end of his career and is just looking ahead. And he knows that when he retires, the next generation will be ready to take over!
LeBron James only mentioned beautiful people, and there are still a few names missing! Zion Williamson, Trae Young, Jaylen Brown… Indeed, the league has a future radiant!