Lakers hoping LeBron James decides to continue career

All but one player on the Los Angeles Lakers reported to the practice facility for an exit interview

with coach Darvin Ham and vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka

on Tuesday. LeBron James, a day after telling ESPN he will consider retirement

this summer after being swept out of the Western Conference finals, is being afforded all the time

he needs from his team to contemplate his future. "We'll look forward to those

conversations when the time is right," Pelinka said. "But I will say this:

LeBron has given as much to the game of basketball as anyone who's ever played.

And when you do that, you earn a right to decide whether you're going to give more.

"I think sometimes we put athletes, entertainers, on a pedestal, but they're humans and just like us

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They have inflection points in their career, and our job as a Laker is to support any player on our team if they reach a career inflection point