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Patriots notebook: LeBron James sees a lot of himself in Tom Brady

FOXBOROUGH — Lakers superstar LeBron James is taking a page out of Tom Brady’s book when it comes to handling talk about looming retirement.

James, in the midst of his 17th NBA season, said he’s not thinking about the length of his career, nor is he thinking about circumstances in which he would decide to call it quits. At 34, he is the 11th-oldest active player in the league, but age is just a number to the three-time champ.

“I’m not at the end of my story,’’ James told reporters Friday in Los Angeles. “Not the way I feel right now.