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LeBron James seemingly takes a subtle shot at Rob Pelinka when talking about Aaron Rodgers

At 37-year-old, LeBron James is near the end of his career. What does Rob Pelinka want to do with the King's remaining time?
LeBron James hugs Rob Pelinka, Aaron Rodgers walks sadly

LeBron James, Rob Pelinka, and Aaron Rodgers

It is no secret that LeBron James' championship window is closing. But the Los Angeles Lakers do not appear intent on providing the 37-year-old a roster that complements his abilities. 

In the first episode of "TNF in The Shop," LeBron commented on star quarterback Aaron Rodgers' situation, which seemed to mirror his own circumstances in L.A.

"I would feel like it was a discredit when you got a transcendent franchise player like Aaron Rodgers at quarterback," James said. "Obviously, we know the quarterback position in NFL, besides, if you have a monster defensive end or deep tackle, like Aaron Donald, that's the most important position in NFL. So, why wouldn't you surround that when you got the picks to maximize what he can do?"

Was LeBron talking about basketball or football?

If you heard the last sentence without knowing the context, you'd probably think that James was addressing Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka with a rhetorical question.

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Even one of the four-time MVP's co-hosts asked if he was talking about football, and James' answer might be telling.

"Football," the King answered. "I mean, it definitely translates."

Like James, Rodgers is stuck on an underachieving team. His team, the Green Bay Packers, is in danger of missing the NFL playoffs with just six games left in the regular season. Failing to reach the postseason will waste another year of the 38-year-old, four-time NFL MVP's remaining time in the league.

Addressing the matter indirectly

As for the Lakers, they are in disarray right now, holding the third-worst record in the league at 3-10. It appears that a roster move is necessary if the franchise wants to climb its way back to playoff contention.

Armed with a couple of future draft picks, the front office might be able to land some impact players that could complement James' skill set. However, Pelinka seemingly wants to hold on to the draft capital instead.

James has not addressed the matter directly. But the recent statement could be his way of telling the organization to make a move now.

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