LeBron James has had a pretty rocky start to his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Joining the purple and gold was supposed to cement his legacy but so far it's only tainted it. At Christmas, the team was fourth place in the Western Conference but they quickly hit a decline when James went down with a groin injury. Since returning to action, LeBron hasn't been able to carry his team the way they needed him to and now he will be missing the postseason for the first time since 2005. With only five games left, LeBron has been told by the training staff that he needs to sit the rest of the season.
According to Lakers head coach Luke Walton, James needed a lot of convincing before he agreed to sit out the remaining games.