L.A. pain: Ingram, Lonzo shut down for season

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Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes had previously reported that there was a “strong suspicion” this would be the outcome of Ball’s examination.’ data-reactid=”17″>The team has shut down Ball for the remainder of the season after doctors re-evaluated the guard’s left ankle, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes had previously reported that there was a “strong suspicion” this would be the outcome of Ball’s examination.

Lonzo Ball was expected to be back weeks ago. Now, his season is over. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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It’s hard to imagine how this season could get much worse for the Lakers. The playoffs were a clear goal for a team that boasted both LeBron James and a respectable collection of young talent, and now they’re 11th in the Western Conference 6.5 games out of a playoff spot with 17 games left to play.

loss of James to a groin strain for 17 games is widely considered the turning point for the Lakers’ disappointing season, but it’s arguable losing Ball was wh