That “thud” sound you hear is the Lakers season coming to an abrupt end.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Saturday that superstar LeBron James would miss the remainder of the season in order to ensure his left groin strain, suffered on Christmas Day, will fully heal.
Sure, there’re only six games left in the season, and the Lakers were eliminated from the postseason over a week ago. But James has played in three of the team’s last four games—all victories—and still appears to be as dominant as ever, and at the very least fans across the country were still coming out to see him play.
After an atrocious month of February, the Lakers opted to place James on a minutes restriction for the remainder of the season, and not play him on the second night of back-to-backs.
Earlier, when asked if he would sit for the remainder of the season, James stated that he would have a discussion between his team and the Lakers’ front office, but added that