LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers have been eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, yet stories about James and his Lakers squad continue to dominate the sports news cycle. 

LeBron decided to hijack the conversation ahead of Game 7 between Boston and Miami when he shared an IG post featuring lyrics from Jay-Z’s “What More Can I Say” off The Black Album which seemingly hints at more retirement talk. For those who may have missed it, LeBron tossed around the idea of retirement following the Denver Nuggets sweep of the Lakers when he said “I’ve got a lot to think about, to be honest. … Just for me personally going forward with the game of basketball.” While reports coming out following his post-game presser all but confirmed James would be returning next season, his latest post at the very least complicates that certainty. 

Regardless of whether or not he’s playing, LeBron continues to prove he’s still the NBA’s “main character” in the league’s overall storyline.