LeBron James to sit out last 6 games of Lakers’ season

LeBron James won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics

LeBron James won gold medals with USA Basketball at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics

The Los Angeles Lakers and their medical staff made the decision for LeBron James.

The only question was when.

This past summer was a very busy one for the Los Angeles Lakers.

With nothing left to play for except lottery ping pong balls, the 34-year-old James will not suit up for L.A.'s final six games. Despite James' ballyhooed arrival along with Rajon Rondo and JaVale McGee to lead the Lakers' talented young core, Los Angeles failed to overcome several major injuries and a midseason crisis of team confidence when the Lakers attempted to land superstar Anthony Davis in a multi-player trade.

The season is over for LeBron James.

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The Lakers said Saturday that holding James out would allow his groin to fully heal.

Earlier this month, James, 34, told ESPN that he had no plans to shut down for the remainder of the season, even though the Lakers' hopes of a playoff spot were dim. Los Angeles was officially eliminated from the playoffs on March 21 after suffering a 111-106 defeat to the Brooklyn Nets and will now miss the playoffs for their sixth consecutive season, their longest postseason drought in franchise history.

James finished his disappointing first season on the west coast averaging 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists through 55 games. Additionally, his 25.8 Player Efficiency Rating ranked eighth in the National Basketball Association. As a team, the Lakers shot a healthy 56 percent from the field and 18 of 38 from the 3-point line as they poured on 69 points in the first half, but the difference between the teams was the Lakers' defense in the second quarter where they held the Hornets to just 24 points.

He had reached the NBA Finals eight straight years with the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, winning three titles in that span.

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