Back when Jeter made this thing a trend, I saw the inevitable future that at some point an athlete would retire two years in advance. I speculated in would be LeBron James, but another egomaniac has beaten him to the punch:
BREAKING: Alex Rodriguez tells @AndrewMarchand that he will retire after 2017 season when his contract expires. pic.twitter.com/DoaUiGlxrU— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 23, 2016
Following the ARod model, I guarantee we can expect LeBron to announce his retirement roughly 4-5 seasons in advance...— Mark Vandeusen (@LucidSportsFan) March 23, 2016
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