The Los Angeles Lakers instantly vaulted themselves into title contention earlier this offseason when they acquired Anthony Davis in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. The addition of Davis gives the Lakers a duo of he and LeBron James, certainly representing one of the most lethal tandems in basketball.
But Davis has not exactly been committal to Los Angeles for the future, going as far to say that he would love to play for the Chicago Bulls one day if the opportunity presents itself (hint: Davis will become a free agent next summer). But how can Davis not want to lock himself into a team that houses one of the best players to ever play the game and that plays in arguably the biggest media market in basketball?
Could it have to do with the fact that LeBron turns 35 years old in December and may not have much time left playing near his peak?
Of course, none of us know what Davis is truly thinking, but you can’t help but think James’ age, coupled with the fact that he missed over a month with a groin injury this past season, is a big reason why Davis may not be 100 percent sold on the Lakers moving forward.
So that begs the question: just how many “great” seasons does James have remaining?
Well, based on the history of the human body, you wouldn’t think he has too many left. Yes, I understand James has pretty much defied the laws of physics more than almost any other athlete we have ever seen, but the fact of the matter is that he is still a human being, and him suffering his first truly major injury this past year is a clear indication of that reality. It also may be a sign that the end is closer than it appears.