LeBron did not want to stop, but the Lakers convinced him

Fuentes Angelinas told ESPN that the forward wanted to continue playing until the end of the regular season, but that the team convinced him to stop.


Although the Lakers' season is set for sentencing, the Angels team always grabs headlines and continues to talk. The last dawn, the team (still) led by Luke Walton beat the Pelicans with great performances by Rajon Rondo or JaVale McGee among others ... and without LeBron James. Recently, s of purple and another made it official that the forward would not play more this season with the intention that he recovered clearly from his groin injury and that it was in perfect condition for the start of the next basketball course.

It has not been the best season for 'The King'. He finished out of the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and despite having finished with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists on average he has done only 55 matches, the minimum of his career. That was one of the reasons why, according to sources told the Lakers to ESPN, James did not want to stop and his desire was to end the season playing, something that finally convinced him not to do.

"He wanted to play But, he understood, the medical staff said, 'Look, it's not worth it, let's make sure you have a healthy summer,' "Luke Walton said before the Pelicans clash. "It is the decision that was made and we will play the last six games (now five) without him on the court", he added.

The coach has said that has not been taken before the decision due to "the desire to compete" of him alero , and has stated that James would like to be with his teammates, but that at this point of the season it is easier to tell the star to look for his health. Of course, the player will continue traveling with the team and being with his teammates in the duels that remain from here to the end of season.

Remember that the Lakers were mathematically out of the final phase in the loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Earlier, on Christmas Day, the star had a left groin injury that caused the Lakers to go from being fourth in the West to staying out of the playoffs. LeBron had to miss 17 straight games, the maximum of his career. The forward, who is on his way to the age of 35, already thinks about the coming season and has the whole summer to prepare for it without having clarified yet if he will participate or not in the World Cup in China that will begin next August 31 .



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