LeBron James could be the Tom Brady of the NBA if he keeps playing

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LeBron James is 36 years old. It’s not old at all but in the world of professional sports, it is looked at as being close to the end of your career. That all depends on who you ask of course. It also depends on the athlete and the sport they play.

Tom Brady is 43 and the oldest player to ever win a Super Bowl. We’ve seen players such as Vince Carter, who played until he was 41. Kicker Adam Vinatieri, pitcher Bartolo Colon, and hockey legend Jaromir Jagr all played until they were 45. The one thing Brady and LeBron have that is different from this group is that they are both still playing at high levels.

We know that so much is different today when it comes to professional sports. Science and technology are much more advanced. Athletes have so many options and outlets in which they can help their bodies prepare and recover.

LeBron James supposedly spends $1.5 million on his body every year. That includes things like cryotherapy, hyperbaric chambers, NormaTec leg boots, etc.

He also has personal trainers and chefs and commits to a strict diet and routine. There is also something more important than all of that in which both LeBron and Brady have, and that is the will, fight, and desire to keep going.

LeBron James is the NBA’s Tom Brady.

Let’s face it, LeBron could retire tomorrow and he would have had one of the finest careers in all of professional sports. He has won his rings with three different teams and has gone far beyond making his mark.

Yet, he just keeps on ticking. In order to do that, there has to be a burning desire to just keep grinding. It is one of the many aspects of him that all can agree to love. Similar to Tom Brady.

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The way James is going, he looks like he can easily play into his 40’s. At 36, he is playing at an all-time level currently and should be an easy vote as the league MVP. He shows no signs of slowing down and has interestingly seemed to improve certain aspects of his game. There is no doubt that he is beyond committed to his goals.

LeBron would like to play long enough to see his son Bronny James enter the NBA at the same time he is still in it.

The younger James is just 16, so that would not be too far away from possibly happening. Either way, though, players like him and Brady have left a new mark on the world of not just professional sports, but in all areas, that if you still have that drive to do what you love, or go after what you want, who is anyone to say you are too old?

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