Listen: Lakers to bench LeBron James for the season over groin injury
"The NBA the Lakers shutting down LeBron James the final six games of the regular season. In fact, the the rest of the season the reason his healthy strained groin James missed seventeen games earlier this year with that groin injury. And it's not completely healed. So with no playoff appearance this season the team and medical staff deciding to shut him down, thus the first year of LeBron in LA is over in ESPN NBA insider, Ramona Shelburne says it certainly didn't go as planned. I don't think there's much tip. You feel good about it on. And I think it fair to say, it's the failure. It. He he didn't come to Los Angeles thinking that they going to win this first year, right? There was a sensitive is going to take some time for them to build a team around it. But I don't think anyone would have expected that they would have missed the playoffs. How does much drama as they did much negativities? They did it. And really, you know, all the all the players that he came to play with are not in a better place than they were, you know, having covered the Brian his whole career. That's the one thing. I would have said is LeBron makes everyone around him better. If anything the opposite was true this year. And you're on the heels of that comment remote my question, and and manhood, we're talking about this before we got you ought is it made complete sense for any free agent to join forces at any point if they have the opportunity to get with LeBron James. I don't know if that same Lor is on the president. Can you tell me what the status is in terms of maybe even the thinking is I know you've got the pulse to all this stuff is it still desirable to go to LA and team up with LeBron. Like it. I mean, it, you know, it's it should be right. I mean, I I keep coming back. Lebron always makes his teammates better. That's that is his that's been his colleague parts brought his career even the guys who. Go back to Cleveland, Matthew della. Vetoed. All right, James Jones Miller. Players in those around. They always play better. When the bronze just hasn't happened here. And I you know, I I'm feeling the wind coming on. I don't I don't know if we're there yet. We'll see how the summer goes. But I've covered this story before Kobe Bryant was aging in his career. The Lakers were trying to land a free agent to play alongside of him, especially after Powell Ghazal left him. Covered this. I've covered this movies for right? And it's starting to feel like that. I think that's why it's imperative for LeBron get involved in the free agent recruiting efforts this summer and not just leave it to Lakers management because if they don't get anyone this year, whether it comes by trade or whether it comes in free agency, it's reflection on him and not just the"