Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 111-106 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center on Friday.
This will be the first time since the 2004/2005 season that Lebron James will be missing at the NBA postseason.
For Los Angeles Lakers, this will be the sixth consecutive year the team will miss the postseason despite having started off on a promising note after signing James during the offseason.
On Christmas Day, the team got into
The Lakers went just 6-11 without the four-time NBA MVP—and they were never able to recover.
While the Lakers’ playoff drought continues, James will see a couple of noteworthy streaks come to an end as he will miss out on the postseason for the first time in 14 years and his run of eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances equally snapped.