Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’re probably aware of the fact that Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers did not make the playoffs. It’s a result that the 37-year-old — who has made the postseason in 15 of his 19 seasons — promised it would never happen again during his NBA career.
LeBron’s current “early offseason” status means the four-time NBA champion has a bit of extra time on his hands right now. For that reason, it shouldn’t be entirely surprising that the four-time NBA MVP jumps at the chance to vacation with his family (a private island in the Maldives — must be nice), watch a lot of basketball and, being a man from town, conduct an extensive question and answer session on Twitter with his fans.
Does LeBron still intend to play with his oldest son, Bronny? Which of his former teammates would he want by his side if he were to challenge Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in a 2-on-2 game? Who is his favorite player under 25? What is his top 5 hip-hop albums? Could he beat Tom Brady in an ice hockey penalty shootout?
We warned you that the questions were very varied. This is what King James responded to the Twitterverse’s burning questions on Monday night:
LeBron focuses on longevity
How many more years you got in you bron?
—… (@aaronxo10) May 17, 2022
Asked how many more years he’ll play, LeBron replied: “The way I feel, I can go on for a while longer to be honest. It’s really up to me and my mind to stay fresh/sharp! I’m still super motivated!”
Okay, so it wasn’t exactly the detailed or definitive answer we were looking for regarding how much longer LeBron will play, but it doesn’t sound like someone who intends to retire any time soon.
He wants to play with Bronny
you 100% plan on playing with bronny?
— Pentrilx (@Pentrilx) May 17, 2022
The Lakers star has been consistent in confirming that he has plans to play with Bronny. Has anyone asked Bronny if he’s okay with this plan?
Also, for those wondering if Bronny has beaten his old man yet, it looks like a rematch is imminent. LeBron wrote in his tweet, “Last time we played I smashed the backboard with a dunk so we couldn’t finish the game.”
Bronny beat you one-on-one yet? 👀
What was score last time y’all played
— Randy Buffington (@raNdyisICE) May 17, 2022
LeBron hit Luka Doncić big backup the night after the Dallas Mavericks star’s breakout performance in Game 7 (35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes) in Dallas’ critical win over the Phoenix Suns.
Fav player under 25
— Black Air Forces Gepproi (@GeffroiRecabar) May 17, 2022
It’s official, Luka is your favorite player’s favorite player.
Choose GOAT vs. GOAT
if you had to choose one teammate (past or present) in a 2v2 to play against MJ and Scottie Pippen, who are you choosing?
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 17, 2022
LeBron clearly had his Team USA days in mind when selecting his former teammates. To be fair, if LeBron has to take on MJ and Pippen in a 2v2, it seems appropriate that he wants to do it alongside Kobe Bryant. applause to Kevin Durant Y Kyrie Irvingalso.
Those who deserve to be in the Hall of Fame, in Bron’s book
Favorite retired player not in the hall of fame
— Ed (@EdfordStuyvsent) May 17, 2022
LeBron to Orlando? LeBron’s list of retired players who deserve to be in the Hall of Fame consists of Penny Hardaway, Grant Hill and… well, don’t tell him that Tracy McGrady was inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame a few years ago.
Respect Postseason Talent
Best player left in the playoffs?
— Paul (@PAULWALL5) May 17, 2022
LeBron clearly believes in the Klay Thompson of Game 6.
I’d beat Brady on the ice
You and me, 5 rounds, ice hockey shootout, who wins? https://t.co/Xe0h0ZKngS
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) May 17, 2022
It’s unclear why this was Tom Brady’s question, but maybe these are the things the seven-time Super Bowl champions contemplate.
Cheering on the home team
When asked about his prediction for the Champions League final, LeBron leaned towards his shareholder club, Liverpool FC. He even predicted a final score of 4-3 over Real Madrid; he also quoted the Reds’ anthem, You’ll Never Walk Alone.
Score prediction for the Liverpool Champions League final game?
— McHabz (@stephenhabgood) May 17, 2022
Appreciate the greatness
Favorite non-basketball athlete
— K (@NotKennyyy) May 17, 2022
They asked him what his favorite athlete — who is not a basketball player — is. Legendary MLB outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. is never the wrong answer.
Super fan of Dr. Dre
Lest you think all the questions were sports-related, LeBron was also asked to list his top five hip-hop albums.
Top 5 hip-hop albums?
— Sierra Porter (@SierraAPorter95) May 17, 2022
Let it never be said that you prefer one coast over the other.
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