LeBron James turns 34 in December, and he’s still the best basketball player on the planet. But he knows that won’t always be the case.
In a preview for the second episode of LeBron’s HBO series, The Shop, the Lakers star shared a discussion with rapper Drake about knowing when to call it quits. Drake said that the dilemma was the biggest concern of his career, which led to some key advice from LeBron.
LeBron shared a clip of the conversation on Instagram. (NSFW language)
“I think maybe one of my biggest concerns in my career is just to figure out how to exit gracefully. I’ve watched people overstay their welcome, and I just don’t ever want to be that guy that’s addicted to the feeling of victory, addicted to the emotion of people digesting something that they love. And get to a point where I’m feeding them something and they’re just like, ‘Yeah ….”
To which LeBron responded:
“What helps with the gracefully bowing out is having people around you that were there from the Day 1. That seen you from the beginning … You can’t have mother(expletive) around you that don’t keep it honest with you, that don’t keep it real with you. You gotta have someone to tell you like, ‘Yo, either accept a lesser role or you gotta tank.'”
The full episode featuring LeBron with Drake, Maverick Carter, Ben Simmons, Victor Oladipo, Mo Bamba And Elena Delle Donne airs Friday on HBO.
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