The Lakers are a mess, and LeBron has nothing else to play for. It is unfortunate that Ingram and Ball are both out for what looks like the remainder of the season. However, there is no more need for LeBron to play and risk any sort of injury. Going forward, the Lakers should not let LeBron play and just hope for the best next season.
LeBron has been to numerous amounts of NBA Finals in a row. The man can 100% use a break. Staying home in LA and not traveling with the team would mean a lot for LeBron and his body. Plus, the Lakers have a lesser chance of winning without him on the floor. This is obvious, but the more losses, the better draft pick the team will get.
LeBron told Kawhi they would “be in touch” after Raptors-Lakers
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 15, 2019
So Lakers organization shut down LeBron and hope for the best next season. If a couple big free agents sign with LA in the offseason, then LeBron will be well rested and ready for another Finals run
Connor Strayer (@CouchGuyBigC)