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LeBron James addressed the media ahead of Sunday’s All-Star Game, fielding numerous questions about his future and the number of years he intends to play.

James acknowledged the realization that the end of his playing career is approaching but emphasized uncertainty regarding when or how he plans to retire.

“I was asked this question a couple days ago,” James said. “‘Will you kind of take the farewell tour, or will you kind of just Tim Duncan it?’

“I’m 50-50, I’m going to be honest, because there’s times when I feel like I guess I owe it to my fans that have been along this journey with me for two decades plus, to be able to give them that moment where it’s every city and whatever the case may be and they give you your flowers or whatever the case may be. That seems cool.

“But the other side of I’ve never been that great with accepting like praise. It’s a weird feeling for me.”

LeBron James also acknowledged that he is aware of the fact that retirement is looming in his future.

“I don’t know how it’s going to end, but it’s coming,” James said. “It’s coming, for sure.”