“Everything else for me is just like icing on the cake,” James told Masslive.com.
There’s nothing LeBron James needs from the NBA.
The Lakers star told reporters anything else he accomplishes in his illustrious career “is just icing on the cake.” The comments came ahead of the trade deadline on Thursday’s shootaround at TD Garden.
“There’s nothing I need to get in this league that I don’t already have,” James told Masslive.com. “I love the process of everything I go through to be able to compete every single night and put teams in position to compete for championships.
“But there’s nothing I’m chasing or feel like I need to end my career on.”
James’ resume includes three NBA championships and Finals MVPs, four Most Valuable Player awards, 15 All-Star appearances as well as Rookie of the Year honors in 2004.
While he might not “need” anything, the Lakers did join in on the trade deadline action.
Los Angeles acquired forward Mike Muscala from the Clippers for Michael Beasley and Ivica Zubac, according to ESPN. It also dealt for forward Reggie Bullock.
“The suspense and the excitement around the trade deadline is always kind of pretty crazy,” James said. “Sometimes things happen where guys and players and teams exchange players, and sometimes it don’t happen. But the conversations and the speculation is always there every year.”
Los Angeles enters play Thursday in 10th in the Western Conference with a 27-27 record.