LeBron James (on April Fool’s Day): ‘I’m out for the season officially’

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LeBron James has missed the Lakers’ last two games with an ankle injury. He intended to return against the Pelicans tonight, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

LeBron:

He’s joking, right? It is April Fool’s Day, after all. This doesn’t sound like how he’d present the news if genuine.

On the off chance he’s serious: This would be devastating for the Lakers, who’ve tumbled out of postseason position, though Anthony Davis is nearing his return. It’d also mean LeBron – who leads the NBA with 30.13 points per game – won’t qualify for the scoring title. He must play three more games to be eligible.

Assuming this is a joke, if you’re looking for a reason to get worked up, you can debate the humor of tweeting this while actually injured and on a team in a desperate battle just to reach the play-in tournament.