LeBron James may be turning 39 next month, but he’s not letting age slow him down, and his Lakers teammates are getting a good laugh out of it. According to a recent report, LeBron’s age has become a constant source of jokes among his fellow Lakers.
Despite being the oldest player in the NBA and entering his 21st season, LeBron continues to bring boundless energy and enthusiasm to the game. Austin Reaves, one of his teammates, shared, “He’s always got energy. He’s the oldest player in the NBA but still acts like he’s 20 every day. Just joking around, having fun.”
LeBron’s work ethic and dedication to staying in top shape have not gone unnoticed by his teammates and team management. Lakers GM Rob Pelinka praised LeBron’s commitment, saying, “He’s been doing 6 a.m. workouts. Probably been in our building as much as any player this offseason. Been in the weight room as much as any player.”
This season, LeBron is maintaining an impressive performance, averaging 25.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 6.7 assists per game. Despite his age, he continues to be a dominant force on the court.
LeBron’s age even became a topic of conversation during a recent press conference when a reporter pointed out that he was older than Will Hardy, the head coach of the Utah Jazz. LeBron responded with good humor, saying, “Oh my goodness. I’m not even mad. That’s a good one, you got me on that one. That’s crazy.”
Age may just be a number for LeBron James, and his Lakers teammates are enjoying the jokes while witnessing his remarkable performance on the court.
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