The Cleveland Cavaliers are in a bit of a stink at the moment as they've only managed to win three out of their last ten games, and they now find themselves 6.5 games behind the Boston Celtics at the top of the Eastern Conference, and 3.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors in second.
It's not a good look for the Cavaliers, especially when you look at how they performed in their past two games against the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this week, and the Raptors on Thursday night.
Cleveland lost 127-99 against the Timberwolves on Monday night, and they followed it up with a loss to Toronto last night at the Air Canada Center by an even worse scoreline of 133-99. LeBron James was the best performer against the Raptors with 26 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, four blocks, in 32 minutes and was 9-of-16 from the field.
Another loss on the record just adds more frustration for James and the Cavaliers, as this is a team which went to the past three NBA Finals but is now underperforming. The forward showed this disappointment on the sideline during a timeout in the loss against Toronto.
Prior to the loss, James was asked by reporters, via The Score, if he would be thinking about possibly retiring from the NBA anytime soon.
He said: "I do not. The only thing is, with my kids getting older, that's the only thing that will stop me from going as long as I would like to. I've got a 13-year-old son now, he's in the seventh grade, and he's a damn good basketball player, too. And already on this road trip, I've missed four of his games. That's the thing that kind of sucks.
"I've got a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl - the 'daddy' side kicks in sometimes, so that will be a deciding factor in how long I play."
James reflected on his 15 seasons in the NBA, 15 seasons which he has managed to use productively to become one of the best players the league has ever seen, with many fans comparing him to Michael Jordan on a consistent basis. Some even say he's better than the Chicago Bulls star.
"I've already went further than I thought I would go, so everything else at this point is extra credit. I'm at 15 years. I've been in this spotlight for half of my life, maybe more. I'm 33 now. This thing started when I was 15. Eighteen years, I've been in this light right here, so I've already exceeded everything that I've ever dreamed about. At this point, I'm just adding crazy toppings on the cake like my daughter would do."
Before the media scrum ended, he was asked again if retirement was something on his mind, to which he responded: "What, give it up? No.I've got too many sneakers to sell, still."
The 33-year-old is averaging 27.2 points, 8.2 rebounds, nine assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.1 blocks on a True Shooting percentage of 64.2 this season, so he's still playing some fantastic basketball, but now he's part of a Cavaliers team once more that isn't dominating week in, week out, it's not crazy to think he might be calling it a day, or at least leave the team this coming summer.