Shortly before the 2017/18 NBA season started, LeBron James was interviewed by GQ magazine and he talked about many things. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward talked about his disagreement with Donald Trump and about his life as an African-American in the country, among other topics. However, the most interesting part of the interview was the part where James talked about his future.

Even though the Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the league with James, his future is uncertain and he may leave the team next year. He talked about his free agency decision in the interview, but he also mentioned his retirement and talked about his son.

LeBron James' retirement plans

LeBron has entered his 15th NBA season, but he hasn't shown any signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, the four-time MVP was one assist shy of recording a triple-double in the season opener, which is just another testament of how amazing he really is. In the interview with GQ, James did not specifically say when he plans to retire, but he did make it clear that he doesn't want to be "washed" and play.

"I know I won't be able to play at this level forever," LeBron commented. "But to be washed and play … I don't know if I can play washed ... but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me. That'd be, that'd be the icing on the cake right there."

LeBron's oldest son is 13 and it will take a few more years for him to be eligible for the NBA.

In the best-case scenario, his father would be 37 and they would have an opportunity to play against each other. Considering that James is still the best player in the league, this is definitely not impossible. However, there are a lot of factors that could change this, but there is no doubt that it would be fun to see this happen.

The superstar forward added that he'd give his son all six fouls if they get to play together.

James to leave Cleveland?

LeBron has two more years left on his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he will be able to opt out of it next summer. In the interview with GQ, the superstar talked about the upcoming free agency as well.

He made it clear that he doesn't owe Cleveland anything, which is definitely a bad sign.

At the end of the day, his free-agency decision will most likely depend on the Cavaliers' performance in the playoffs. If they win another title, LeBron James will most likely stay. However, losing another NBA Finals could be too costly and we could see James join another team next summer.