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With 5 games left for the Lakers, and no playoffs in sight, King James will be sitting out for the remainder of the season.
The announcement was made over the weekend. Adding that LeBron is still healing from a groin injury that took him out for 17 games mid-season. With Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart also being out due to injuries, it seems the Lakers have just decided to settle down and hang it up for the rest of the season.
Head coach, Luke Walton told ESPN, LeBron “wants to play but it’s one of those things where the medical staff just finally said, ‘Look, it’s just not worth it anymore. Let’s make sure you have a healthy summer.’ So that’s the decision that was made, and we’ll move forward without him on the floor for the final six.”
This is LeBron’s first summer relaxing. First time not in the playoffs. He has been going nonstop, regular season and playoffs, since his second season in the NBA.
Written by Clarke Jones