LeBron James had a fantastic individual season this year for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was well on his way to claiming a scoring title, but was hampered by an ankle injury and did not play the required amount of games to qualify. Over the course of the season, LeBron James averaged 30.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, and 6.2 APG.
Despite his elite scoring year, the Los Angeles Lakers ended up missing the playoffs this season and didn't even qualify for the play-in tournament. There is no doubt that this was a disappointment for both LeBron James and the team, who were expected by many to be competing for a championship.
Recently, LeBron James has taken to Twitter to declare that this season is the last time he will end up missing the playoffs. He claimed that it "hurt" to miss out on the postseason.
I can/will NOT miss the post season again for my career! This shit HURT. Ok back to watching these games.
Hopefully, LeBron James' declaration will be a reality. There's no doubt that a lot of people would love to see the superstar in the postseason, but perhaps this will be a chance for other talented players in the Western Conference to showcase their abilities on the highest stage.
LeBron James is currently chasing the all-time scoring record currently held by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and some have said that he will be the GOAT of basketball if he is able to get it before his retirement. However, others, have claimed that the GOAT discussion is over due to LeBron James missing out on the playoffs.
Perhaps we will see LeBron James make it back to the playoffs next season. He still has Anthony Davis on the squad, and perhaps the Lakers will do a better job of surrounding him with compatible players that can help him compete for a championship.