Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant has indicated he could retire at 35.
Durant won his second successive NBA Finals MVP award as the Warriors swept the Cleveland Cavaliers to win a third title in four seasons on Friday.
But the 29-year-old already has an idea as to when he would like to call it a career, telling ESPN: "This game, your craft, you have to continue studying it.
"No matter how much you enjoy it, nobody wants to be in school that long. I know I don't. At some point, you have to be ready to graduate. Thirty-five, that's just a number in my mind."
Durant has 20,913 career points and could be on track to top Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's league record of 38,387 points. LeBron James is another player poised to break that record with 31,038 points.
But Durant said the record doesn't mean much to him if he is not making his own mark on the game in his own way.
"I can leave the game knowing I did everything I wanted to do, my way, on my terms. That's how I want to leave the game," he said. "And if I happen to have all these accolades and these accomplishments, then that's cool. If not, I'm still cool.
"So I don't think that's going to define me as a player. It's a cool accomplishment to be up there with the greats and to be considered someone who can potentially chase that, or beat that, but I'm not playing for that."
Durant is not sure what he will do after his retirement, adding: "I don't know. I don't know what I'm going to do. That's the beauty. I'd hate to say, 'Man, I don't want to do this, do that' when I'm done playing.
"I don't know. I don't know if I'm going to still be in love with the game and want to be around it every day. Who knows? I might want to be a coach or a GM or an owner or somebody that works guys out or somebody that's trying to tell basketball stories like Kobe [Bryant]. Who knows?
"I feel like I have options. I'm young, I'm still learning life and about basketball. I have a whole life ahead of me that I'm excited about, and I thank basketball for opening up so many doors for me."
|WATCH: Cardinals WR Fitzgerald tackles former QB Warner on sidelines|
|This Week in U.S. Sports: Bosa leaves Ohio State while the World Series is almost set|
|Cowboys discuss road woes, Prescott says team ´addressed the elephant in the room´|
|Hinch says Altuve would be out with injury in regular season|
|WATCH: Schwarzenegger tells LeBron to make Lakers great again|
|LeBron tells Lakers coach Walton: I´m always fresh!|
|G League will offer $125K to top prospects in lieu of NCAA one-and-done route|
|Chargers defensive end Bosa ´a few weeks´ away from return, says father|
|Carmelo Anthony: Rockets bench role challenging mentally|
|Bradley homers again, Red Sox take 3-1 lead over Astros|
|Ayton, Doncic shine on NBA debuts|
|Leonard focusing on future after Raptors debut|
|Lakers coach Walton will monitor LeBron´s minutes, plans to use deep rotation|
|Dodgers on cusp of World Series after beating Brewers|
|Bears star Khalil Mack ´day-to-day´ with ankle injury|
|Anthony has ´a clearer understanding´ of his role with Rockets|
|Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers|
|Rams rule out Kupp for 49ers game|
|Giants owner Mara to talk with Beckham Jr|
|Bamberg battle back to claim Champions League win|
|MLB investigated alleged Astros sign stealing, found no wrongdoing|
|Timberwolves star Wiggins to donate $22 for every point this NBA season|
|Red Sox´s Sale won´t start game five of ALCS|
|Nuggets coach Malone signs contract extension|
|Bills to start quarterback Anderson against Colts with Allen out|
|Gruden: Oakland Raiders ´aren´t tanking´|
|Wembley sale off after Khan offer withdrawn|
|NBA 2018-19: The LeBron James effect on teams he has joined|
|Embiid: 76ers-Celtics isn´t a rivalry, they always kick our a**|
|Curry: Slap me if I tire of championship celebrations|
|Hayward put ´dark memories´ behind him with Celtics return|
|Bellinger seals dramatic win as Dodgers level up NLCS|
|Curry, Durant lead Warriors past Thunder|
|Celtics too good for 76ers in NBA opener|
|Red Sox move ahead of Astros in ALCS|
|Timberwolves owner looking to trade Butler, backs Thibodeau|
|Shepard says Giants have ´total faith´ in Manning|
|Bonn spoil PAOK´s landmark European game|
|Falcons place Devonta Freeman on injured reserve|
|Westbrook ruled out of Thunder opener|
|Odell Beckham Jr. needs to create headlines on the field, says Giants owner|
|Draymond Green says Warriors will have to ´bring it´ every night in the West|
|Rodgers inspires late Packers comeback|
|Brewers blank Dodgers to take 2-1 NLCS lead|
|Cavaliers, Nance agree to four-year extension|
|Suns star Booker set to return for season opener|
|Warriors coach Kerr not expecting fast start from NBA champs|
|Fultz to start for 76ers as Brown eyes NBA Finals|
|Seahawks, Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen dies aged 65|
|Red Sox ace Sale released from hospital, still set for game five|
|Beer-throwing fan banned by Patriots|
|NBA 2018-19: Five non-LeBron James storylines to follow|
|Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith after loss to Falcons|
|NBA 2018-19: Eastern Conference predictions|
|NBA 2018-19: Five rookies to watch|
|NBA 2018-19: Western Conference predictions|
|NBA 2018-19: LeBron the Laker - what it means|
|NBA 2018-19: It´s a big season for - Ball, Kawhi, Carmelo, Love & Cousins|
|NBA 2018-19: LeBron closing in on Jordan, Curry chasing Miller and Allen|
|LeBron and Irving did not fall out, says ex-Cavs trainer|
|Mahomes: Chiefs need to win like Brady and the Patriots|
|Pats hand first loss to Chiefs after wild shoot-out|
|Cowboys, Ravens dominate as Pats beat Chiefs in NFL classic|
|Brady becomes first QB to 200 regular-season wins in NFL|
|Red Sox level series against Astros|
|Red Sox ace Sale admitted to hospital with stomach illness|
|From UFC to NFL? McGregor throws pass for Cowboys|
|Gurley dominates to help Rams beat Broncos|
|Butler expected to play Timberwolves´ opener against Spurs|
|Dolphins defeat Bears in OT with 47-yard field goal|