LeBron James before his 38th birthday amid the Lakers' problems: "I don't want to end my career playing at this level"

The big name Lakers reflected on his profession of him on Wednesday night following a frustrating loss

to the Miami Heat just days shy of his 38th birthday. The Lakers, while lacking Anthony Davis

 have now lost five of their last six and are 14-21 this season. As far as they're concerned, even making the playoffs will be a war.

Although he doesn't know how long he'll keep betting, he's starting to see the end result.

And as you progress, you don't need to keep falling.

"I know as long as my mind stays focused, I can play at this level for a minute," James said,

OC member Kyle Goon. “That depends on my thoughts… I am a winner, and I want to win and risk winning

and continue to compete for championships. That's always been my ardor, that's always been my intent ever since