For all his success as a basketball player and as a businessman, one has to wonder what else can someone as gifted as LeBron James do once he hangs up his sneakers. Will there still be more challenges that he may consider conquering?

If there is one thing that James is immensely proud of, it’s his high basketball IQ. This is a legitimate source of pride. There is no arguing that James is one of the smartest players in league history. He has a special talent for reading plays and visualizing things even before they happen. This particular characteristic of his will only get better even if father time catches up to him.

So, how can he utilize his hardcourt knowledge down the line? Perhaps, he can coach a team. However, LeBron James shut down that possibility in Chris Haynes’ recent article for

“Man, I couldn’t be a head coach. Boy, I’ll get blamed for every little thing. Can you imagine that? Please.”

History does not favor the odds of a player of James’ stature eventually calling the shots on the sideline. A few greats have done it such as Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Isiah Thomas, Lenny Wilkens, Dave DeBusschere, Bob Cousy, and, at present, Jason Kidd. Even Magic Johnson coached 16 games for the Los Angeles Lakers a few years after his retirement.

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As for James, he seems to be perfectly fine being the extension of his coach on the floor. But who knows, there’s always some room for a change of heart.