This season, the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as once more discovered themselves disregarded of this yr’s playoffs regardless of the anticipated entry that they had been slated to nab with Lebron James heading up the squad.  

Such hopes had been dashed when a groin harm compelled James to overlook 17 straight video games within the common season, with the Lakers going 6-11 in that spree. Ultimately, the crew fell out of the playoff race with an 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets, marking the primary time since 2005 that James is not going to be heading to the playoffs. ’05 marked James’s sophomore season with the Cavs.

Lebron James Promises Lakers Fans That The "Spell Won't Last Much Longer"

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“Obviously, it has been a tricky season for all of us,” James informed CBS Sports. “It’s not what we signed up for. Throughout the yr, issues occurred. Suspensions, accidents, issues of that nature. And simply not having the ability to play sustainable basketball for 48 minutes. But you do not even attempt to wrap your head round it, you simply hold pushing.” 

With the Lakers dealing with their sixth straight yr with out a playoff look, it is easy for many who name themselves followers to get discouraged. Nonetheless, Lebron James took to social media guarantee them that the drought would not final for lengthy: “Believe me! Promise #LakerNation the spell will not final for much longer,” he penned on Instagram. “I swear. The marathon continues.”