LeBron James promises never to miss the playoffs again in social media post
The Los Angeles Lakers had a disappointing season that kept them out of the playoffs. LeBron James has made it clear that he doesn’t want to find himself in this situation again.
“I can’t/will NOT miss the playoffs again for my career! This is WRONG. OK let’s get back to watching these games,” he tweeted on Friday.
The Lakers were just one game away from the qualifying tournament and finished their season with a 33–49 record. a little after. It’s the same organization that has 17 championship trophies — tied for the most in the NBA with the Boston Celtics — with their most recent coming in 2020.
James just completed his 19th season in the league, and in that time he only missed the playoffs four times. He usually shines during the playoffs, as he is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in the playoffs with 7,631 points. Michael Jordan is second with 5,987 points. The 37-year-old Lakers forward is a four-time NBA champion and often participates in the most important conversations of all time with Jordan.
James finished that season averaging 30.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. That’s no small feat, as he’s both the youngest and oldest player in NBA history averaging over 25 points per game. He averaged 27.6 points at age 20.
With James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook on the roster, expectations for the Lakers were high during the preseason. However, injuries to James and Davis limited this trio of superstars to just 21 games together.
“It’s been difficult not being able to reach our full potential as the three of us are on the pitch and seeing what we can really be,” Davis said in early April.
James has been very active on social media during the first round of the playoffs. He shared his thoughts and reactions so much that he and his former teammate Kyle Kuzma, now with the Washington Wizards, joked about doing a sports talk show whole. However, that won’t be possible next year if James manages to get back into the playoffs.
Although he made a bold promise, James has proven time and time again throughout his career that he cannot be underestimated.