Why 'Steiny & Guru' don't believe LeBron James' hints at retirement


Guru ain’t buying what LeBron is selling.

LeBron James hijacked the NBA conversation on Monday night as he made a cryptic reference to retirement after the Los Angeles Lakers were swept by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals.

On 95.7 The Game’s “Steiny & Guru” Tuesday, host Daryle ‘The Guru’ Johnson explained why he thinks LeBron isn’t going to abandon the final two years of his current deal.

“I love him for doing this.” Guru told co-host Matt Steinmetz. “He ain’t walking away from $92 million, Steiny. What he’s doing is, he’s taking his toys from the playground. ‘I don’t want y’all to focus on me getting swept, so I’m gonna say that I might retire and it’s all about me.’ It’s kinda genius, but I’m not falling for it.

“So you don’t think he’s retiring?” Steiny asked.

“Hell nah,” Guru said. “He’s a narcissist and he went for 40. Steiny, he was playing his ass off.”

If LeBron doesn’t retire, a forced trade also seems like a possibility, given his status in the league and the fact he’s 38 years old. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer wrote a piece dissecting LeBron’s comments and speculating on his future, labeling the Warriors as a possibility.

“That’s what you call a longshot,” Guru said.

“It’s definitely a longshot,” Steiny said.

“Warriors fans would not want the king,” Guru said. “I don’t believe. I honestly don’t think they’d want him. He’d help, but I don’t think they wanna win that way?”

“Why not?,” Steiny asked. “They won with Kevin Durant. And (LeBron)’s BFFs with Draymond Green.”

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