There has been a lot of speculation surrounding Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and his yearning to play alongside his son, Bronny James. There has also been a lot of chatter about the potential for James leaving the Lakers. According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, playing with his son might just take precedence over staying in Los Angeles, as noted by NBA writer Chris Sheridan.

“LeBron likes L.A., he likes raising his family in L.A., and his post-career businesses are in L.A.,” Windhorst said. “But he’s made it very clear that he wants to play with his son. If that situation is available outside L.A., he’ll pursue it.”

James is 37 years old and is playing in his 19th NBA season. Despite his advanced age, he is still playing at an extremely high level. James is averaging 29 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks per game this season. He is also still shooting 52 percent from the field.

Windhorst delved deeper, pointing to the specifics of the potential timeline.

“Bronny may not be ready for the NBA at 19, but since he is LeBron James Jr., so he’ll get a chance. But what if Bronny is not ready for the NBA until he’s 20 or 21? Can LeBron wait? The way he’s playing, it looks like he can. So if he moves, it’s more about Bronny than about getting one for the thumb.”

Bronny just turned 17 years old last October. So, if LeBron does end up playing alongside his son, he will likely have to play into his 40's. James consistency without injury has finally begun catching up to him. He has been banged up frequently this season and it remains to be seen if he can continue that far into the future.