Speaking to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic after an NBA All-Star Game practice on Saturday, LeBron James admitted his last year in the league will be wherever his son Bronny is playing.
Bronny, 17, is a junior in high school, and will be eligible for the draft in two years. King James, 37, is a free agent after next season, so he’ll spend one year in contract limbo before knowing which team will draft his son.
“My last year will be played with my son,” James said. “Wherever Bronny is at, that’s where I’ll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It’s not about the money at that point.”
Will LeBron James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers?
James doesn’t care about the money when it comes to playing alongside his son, but he made it abundantly clear that in any other situation, the King only accepts max offers. Returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, would be a possibility for James, if the money is right.
“The door’s not closed on that,” James said. “I’m not saying I’m coming back and playing, I don’t know. I don’t know what my future holds. I don’t even know when I’m free.
“I don’t play mid-level basketball,” James said. “I don’t come back for anything below the top.”